Young leader inspires

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer

Narrogin has been cast into the forefront of YMCA Australia’s Inaugural Million Moments Campaign, which is expected to reach an audience of 2.5 million over 12 months.

The organisation’s Million Moments campaign is focused on the everyday heroes of “The Y” across Australia.

Three West Australians, including Narrogin’s Carole Kickett, will have their own personal stories shared during the national campaign after a film crew from Melbourne was flown out to WA to capture the everyday heroes.

“Within the first round of searching for inspiring or inspired young people across the whole of Australia, Carole, was identified as an inspiration young leader, having been Young CEO for a day last year and having worked her way up through the ranks to lifeguard,” a spokeswoman for YMCA WA said.

Touching on difficulties facing all young people as they leave high school, the lack of opportunities for regional West Australians and several untimely personal tragedies, Carole’s voice in the campaign highlights the importance of independence and opportunities for personal growth, which The Y has provided her.

“In regional areas, for everything basically a lack of resources, there’s not much time or money put into things, especially for young people,” Carole said in her video, that’s already reached 9500 people on Facebook alone.

“In town here, there’s a lot of mischievous kids not doing much, they’re very bored.

“The Y here, and everywhere, gives people inspiration to be a better person.”

Since joining The Y two years ago, Carole has worked her way up to duty manager, earned her bronze medallion, obtained her license and furthered her education with TAFE courses.

Carole’s relationship with The Y has also instilled in her a passion for youth work

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