Who Is Project Youth?

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WE’RE NORMAL PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP. WE LISTEN AND NEVER JUDGE, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SITUATION.

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People You Will See



chloe
Chloe 

Chloe has been working with young people for 24 years. She loves tennis, food and Madonna!

Stef
Stef 

Stef has been working with young people for 10 years. She has over 20 pairs of Converse shoes and struggles to sit still for long periods of time!

tiana
Tiana 

Tiana has been working with young people for 7 years.  She is easy going, loves a good laugh and enjoys working with young people.

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Pat 

Pat has been working with young people for 14 years. He loves music by The Roots, enjoys a sleep in and is sick for a high five.

Karla
Karla 

Karla has been working with young people for 8 years. She loves leopard vans and rap music. She hates that she still loses at pool at drop in after 8 years of practising!

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Whitney 

Whitney has been working with young people for 4 years. She enjoys the simple things life has to offer, like the guilty pleasure of online shopping as well as spending time with friends, enjoying a good chicken burger and chips, and of course, binge watching TV shows online.

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Justin 

Justin is our Youth and Family Support Worker. He is an introvert and is most happy when he's playing sport or listening to music. Justin backs himself at table tennis on Thursdays 4-8 at KPYC...Bring it!

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louis 

Louis is one of our transitional housing case workers. He is into footy, street art and music. He’s very approachable and always keen to lend a hand if you or someone you know is in a tough situation. 

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Karen 

Karen has been working with young people for 10 years. She enjoys going out dancing especially to 80’s music.

lisa
Lisa

Lisa is our Labour Y worker and keen to help you find work! She is a qualified Social Worker and has worked with young people across a range of areas, even overseas! She loves all things food and fitness, but most of all her adorable pup Gus.
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Nikki 

Nikki has worked providing safe housing to young people for 10 years and is excited about her new role in the EIPP role at Project Youth. There's only 2 things in the world she cant live without...coffee and cheese!

 

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Jen 

Jennifer has been working with young people for 11 years. She loves making great coffee and the buzz of the cafe when it’s busy!

silvana

Silvana

Silvana has been working with young people for over 10 years and is very passionate about it. Her other passions are good detective work, forensic science and crosswords!

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Lorenzo

Lorenzo has been working with young people for two years. He loves to cook good classic Italian food and he still refuses to try pineapple on pizza after 7 years in Australia.

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Rashmi

Labour Y Manager Rashmi has worked in Human Resources for over 16 years. She has completed her Bachelor's in psychology with an honours, is a trained special educator for learning disabilities, has completed a diploma in computer programming, and holds an MBA in Human Resources. Rashmi has worked in a few countries and enjoys travelling. She is passionate about writing and animals. Her goal is to find and create "supported" employment opportunities for young people.

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Louise

Louise has been working with young people for three years. She enjoys reading, riding horses, and not wearing shoes. 
danni

Danni

Danni has been working with young people for 9 years, mostly through teaching hip hop dance. She likes surfing, skating and is a hippie at heart. 

rose
Rose

Rose has been working with young people for over 25 years - mainly in housing services but also in court/legal support and employment services. Her favourite pastime is cooking...and eating!!! - she also loves hanging out with friends and family.

Behind the Scenes



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Kellie Checkley
Executive Officer

Kellie has nearly 20 years experience working in the youth sector. She joined Project Youth in 2007. Kellie holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Juvenile Justice), a Diploma of Management and a Certificate IV Trainer and Assessor. Although she doesn’t do much direct work with young people her passion for young people sees her advocating and making public noise to make sure young people get a fair go.

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KEVIN CROWE
Operations Manager

Kevin has nearly 30 years experience working in the youth sector. Kevin joined Project Youth in 2013. This experience has given Kevin a great insight into young people and the broader community and a good understanding of the not for profit sector.

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LOUISE FARRoWAY
Early Engagement Manager

Louise has been working for Project Youth for 8 years. Louise holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Diversional Therapy), Diploma of Community Services and an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management and has 15 years sector experience.

Elaine
ELAINE ROBERTS
Housing Manager

Elaine has worked in the youth sector for over 17 years. She has a degree in Sociology and gender studies and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice Policy and Practice. She moved from the UK 7 years ago and joined Project Youth 7 years ago. Elaine is a Project Youth allrounder having managed our Early Intervention programs, and  establishing Project Youth’s first Social Enterprise, Cafe Y. She is now managing PY's largest team, Y Housing. She is passionate about working with young people and creating opportunities for young people to determine their own future.

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GILLIAN MCGREGOR
Admin & Finance Manager

Gillian has 23 years of experience working in the Not for Profit sector, over 15 of these with Project Youth. She holds a Masters of Arts (Hons) and a post graduate Master of Science in Business Administration and Information Technology.