9 March 2017
Meet our Youth Change Agent!

Think global, act local may be an old adage, but YMCA's young leaders are bringing new energy!

Rebecca Sobels, 23, has been selected as YMCA South Australia's Change Agent for 2017-18.

It's a role that will take her across the globe to connect with 400 other young leaders - young leaders dedicated to making positive changes for the young people they work with.

Rebecca, who currently works at the Parks Recreation Centre and Craigmore OSCH in a range of roles from Swimming Instructor to PlayClub leader, is excited for the journey ahead.

The Change Agent program is run by World YMCA and aims to empower young people and grow the ability of the YMCA movement.

Change Agents will learn about leadership development, strategic planning, innovation, program implementation and global facilitation – skill sets that will blend well with Rebecca’s study of arts and secondary education.

The new Change Agent is passionate about working with young people and making positive impacts on their lives.

For Rebecca, youth empowerment means “showing young people that nothing can stop them, not allowing circumstance, age or diversity to hold them back from their true potential”.

She said she’s excited to implement projects in South Australia that provide “somewhere safe for young adults to escape their busy lives, to relax and hang out”.

“I believe being a change agent would be a great opportunity to provide a positive experience for the youth, not only in the community but YMCA wide,” she said.

Her experience will be building on the fantastic experiences and work of Stephanie Earle and Emma Huddleston, the 2015-16 Change Agents.

 

 

For more information about Youth Empowerment at YMCA, click here or speak to our youth empowerment team on 8200 2514 or alana.james@ymca.org.au

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