Celebrating our young leaders

Last week we held our annual Betty Makin Awards, honouring the city’s young leaders.

Those recognised include a volunteer keeping young people safe on the street after dark, a mentor for young Indigenous people, and an advocate for marginalised youth.

The awards are named after Betty Makin – a great Redfern community leader and very good friend who devoted so much time and energy to helping young people.

These are tomorrow’s leaders and it’s inspiring to hear how these young leaders are helping others in their community. I congratulate them on this significant achievement!

Find out more about the award winners here: https://news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/sydneys-award-winning-young-achievers

Image: Pictured left to right: Samia Sayed, Sam George, Jessie Simon-Fitzpatrick, Jack Williams, Giuliana DeBellis, Beau Johnson-Holmes.