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When young people are inspired, they are powerful. Y Moments brings you personal stories of courage, commitment and connection at the Y.

Kyle Kyle

"The Young Leaders program helped me to develop my social skills, learn how to effectively work within a team and face challenges."

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Kenny - Youth Committee Participant Kenny - Youth Committee Participant

"Advocacy wasn’t something I’d considered before. But after experiencing it, I realised how powerful it was as a tool."

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Kaleb - Streetgym Participant Kaleb - Streetgym Participant

"I know how it feels to have (poor) mental health and it can be a sucky thing to go through. I don’t want kids to go through it, but if they do – I want to be there to help."

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Kaylene & Brodie - Recovery Camp Kaylene & Brodie - Recovery Camp

"I know now it is ok to fight this black hole and try to remember to take a little light to see my way back"

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Britton & Nicola - OSHC Parents Britton & Nicola - OSHC Parents

"They’re so good with her – they almost feel like an extension of our family"

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Colin - Y Space Participant Colin - Y Space Participant

"I felt good knowing that somebody reached out to me and was able to help."

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Tegan Williams Tegan Williams

"St Mary’s South has above and beyond service. You wouldn’t get that anywhere else."

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Adam Hockley - Duty Manager Adam Hockley - Duty Manager

"It’s important to keep calm because that’s how you help the person to stay calm."

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Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid

"I love this program as it provides the ability to be able to engage with young people in a discussion about mental health."

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Deb Milligan - Learn To Swim Parent Deb Milligan - Learn To Swim Parent

"In the last six months, he has gone from a child who hated swimming lessons and was behind the level of his same-aged peers, to a boy who looks forward to his lesson"

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Ruth and Max - Health and Fitness Participants Ruth and Max - Health and Fitness Participants

"I look around and think: ‘It’s lovely to be part of something so friendly and worthwhile’."

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Finlay and Stanley - Swim Students Finlay and Stanley - Swim Students

"The boys have responded very well to the teachers ... we have been lucky with the Y."

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Aurielle - Indigenous Young Leader Aurielle - Indigenous Young Leader

"It’s a huge opportunity for me to be able to advocate for young Indigenous people where I can be a voice for their voices."

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Rachel - Youth Parliamentarian Rachel - Youth Parliamentarian

"Youth Parliament has given me so many learning experiences - from adopting different ways to see the world to connecting with others."

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John Dunn - Fitness Participant John Dunn - Fitness Participant

"I really enjoy the people I’m meeting. It’s another big benefit of being here. You can make connections and have a chat."

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Jewel - Youth Parliamentarian Jewel - Youth Parliamentarian

"Rather than thinking ‘I wish I could make an impact’, I am making a difference."

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Michael Flavell - Swim Student Michael Flavell - Swim Student

"It has been the best investment to see him enjoying his swimming lessons and to see how the staff interact with him positively."

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A Family of Y Gymnasts A Family of Y Gymnasts

"It’s such a good atmosphere here. It’s easy for the whole family to be together and we love the coaches."

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Jordi - Youth Parliamentarian Jordi - Youth Parliamentarian

"This program is run by youth for youth and allows us to shine a light on what is important to us."

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Kaylen McDonald - Gymnast and Coach Kaylen McDonald - Gymnast and Coach

"I feel good about the Y being inclusive of people with a disability like me because it gives us an opportunity to have fun, learn new communication skills ... and make new friends."

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Liam Bellete - Central Coast Youth Worker Liam Bellete - Central Coast Youth Worker

"I feel super privileged to be in the position I am. The YAC team welcomed me with open arms and I absolutely love what I do, I don’t think I would look back."

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Anne - Ryde Netball Captain Anne - Ryde Netball Captain

"My team came from Gladesville and having the Ryde Community Sports Centre nearby provides a social way to see each other and keep fit."

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Cody - Streetgym Participant Cody - Streetgym Participant

"I was worried about fitting in at first. But it didn’t take long to adjust. They all accepted me for who I was"

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Ethan Floyd - 2021 Youth Parliamentarian Ethan Floyd - 2021 Youth Parliamentarian

"The Youth Parliament program is such a great way for young people to learn how politics works and learn how to advocate for issues that are important to them."

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Jourdan – Young leader Jourdan – Young leader

"Everybody goes through tough stages. It’s not fair if people have to go through them but don’t see the upside to things as well."

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Chloe Osborn - Swimmer & Instructor Chloe Osborn - Swimmer & Instructor

"Swimming is really important because I get to have goals and have something to reach for"

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Allirra Moore – ARTIST Allirra Moore – ARTIST

"I want to be able to help the younger kids, because that's what our culture is about"

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Gin Walshaw - Youth & Programs Coordinator Gin Walshaw - Youth & Programs Coordinator

"My objective is to provide young people with a safe space to be, just be."

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Marilyn Oliver – Fitness Coordinator Marilyn Oliver – Fitness Coordinator

"I’ve grown up in the Y NSW, personally and professionally. I simply wouldn’t be the person I am today without this amazing community."

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Hamani Tanginoa – Young Leader Hamani Tanginoa – Young Leader

"My life mission is to change the atmosphere and be authentic about it…"

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Leigh Johns - Board Member Leigh Johns - Board Member

"I want young people to think of the Y as theirs through which they can achieve their ambitions"

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Campbell Quintrell – Broken Hill Leader Campbell Quintrell – Broken Hill Leader

"I have a passion for making changes, as many changes in Broken Hill that need to be heard and known…"

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Jessica Mavridis - Gymnastics Coordinator Jessica Mavridis - Gymnastics Coordinator

"Once you finish your career as a competitive gymnast it’s not over, you go into the mentor program, become a coach..."

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Maveryn (they, them) – Young Leader Maveryn (they, them) – Young Leader

"Ever since coming and introducing myself at the Y, no one batted an eye that I was non binary which was amazing…"

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Aaron Venhuizen - Firefighter and Educator Aaron Venhuizen - Firefighter and Educator

"He is the type of person who will go to all lengths just to see you smile. He is our local hero."

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Ellen Maher Ellen Maher

"I like making new friends and getting to know each other. I have been training with some of my friends for 15 years!"

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Nick Hutchinson - Gymnastics Nick Hutchinson - Gymnastics

"As a young boy it was my dream to be a part of Cirque Du Soleil. The Y helped me achieve that goal."

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Bryan Jader - Career at the Y Bryan Jader - Career at the Y

"We’re in the business of equipping young people to be the absolute best that they can possibly be…"

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Sally and Joshua Langowski – Gymnastics Sally and Joshua Langowski – Gymnastics

"We notice now at playgrounds Josh is getting more confident and is less afraid to try new things."

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Shantelle and Retav  - Youth Programs Shantelle and Retav - Youth Programs

"I’m not as shy as I used to be before Streetgym – meeting and talking to new people really helps"

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Margie Brown Margie Brown

"I think everyone’s story is significant. I work with younger people and even a 92-year-old who does our ‘Living Longer, Living Stronger’ program. There are varying fitness levels and the instructors are great at managing that."

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Tahlia Kittos Tahlia Kittos

"“It’s important that Youth Parliament reflects our society. Young people with a disability should get the same opportunities as everyone else and their opportunities are no different. Everyone has a right to advocate for issues that are important to them.""

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