Laura takes out the Kingston City Council’s Young Citizen of the Year Award

Laura after winning the Kingston City Council's Young Citizen of the Year award with Kingston City Mayor Steven Staikos.

Last Tuesday, BGKLLEN’s own Laura won Kingston City Council’s Young Citizen of the Year Award.

Kathy and Brendan nominated Laura for her work and advocacy on youth unemployment and for positively representing young people to Government. She has really grown the BGKLLEN SWL program in the year that she has been coordinating it and last year started a  campaign in the Leader Newspaper linking long-term unemployed young people with employers. She has also been holding down the position of deputy chair of Victorian Youth Congress.

All BGKLLEN staff attended the evening and Laura handled herself really well and gave a great speech acknowledging the other finalists and mentioning how the future is in good hands.

Laura is an incredibly self-motivated staff member here at the BGKLLEN and a joy to have on board. We’re incredibly proud of her, and the fantastic contribution she makes not only to our organisations but to our local community as well.