At Mother’s Choice,
we believe that even the youngest in our community
can play an active role
and when young people have the chance to serve their communities,
Let’s hear from our Youth Leadership Council school member!
Indy, Kellett Chapter, Youth Leadership Council
Hi Mother’s Choice, my name’s Indy Ray. I’m in year 12. My favourite subject is probably Psychology. My hobby is either dancing or being on stage and I am the leader of Kellett School YLC.
I first became involved with Mother’s Choice a couple of years ago. I joined the Kellett YLC at the time. As soon as I saw a reading about Mother’s Choice, I knew I wanted to work with them. I love how the whole community work towards improving the lives of young children and vulnerable women and that’s something that I’m really passionate about.
My most memorable experience working with my YLC was definitely organising and running the adoption awareness campaign back in November. I love doing a presentation where I shared a personal story of mine. The whole of Kellett also wore the Mother’s Choice colours for the day. We show the movie “Annie” at lunch. For most importantly I loved seeing how our whole school could just sort of come together and raise a really substantial amount of money for the Mother’s Choice organization.
I’m really looking forward to the future of Kellett of YLC especially after COVID relaxes a little bit. Hopefully we’ll be able to have weekly meeting in person. Hopefully our YLC will grow as well if somebody younger children can become more involved. And I know that there are many members of my YLC who are really looking forward to being able to work in the Mother’s Choice (Child) Care Home.
Started in 2015, the Mother’s Choice Youth Leadership Council is a youth centered advisory group designed to provide leadership development for student members as well as facilitate teamwork, build youth confidence and strengthen student skills with problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
If you are interested in starting up a Youth Leadership Council in your school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details, please visit www.motherschoice.org/en/take-action/student/