Young leaders applauded at Northern Territory Young Achievers Awards
Passionate community advocates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, the disadvantaged and youth offenders have been recognised at the Northern Territory (NT) Young Achievers Awards.
Full-time family carer, Natasha Evans, was awarded the NT Government Young Carers Award, which recognises the valuable contributions and sacrifices many young people make across the Territory in caring for family members, community members with disability or mental illness and the elderly. Natasha is an advocate for challenging youth issues in her community, has been involved in starting a youth leadership group and running youth arts groups.
The NT’s 2022 Young Australian of the Year, Sizol Fuyana, was awarded the Minister for Youth Excellence in Youth Leadership Award. Sizol has worked hard to provide social and emotional support to young people, having successfully designed and rolled out programs across the Territory to support young people coming out of the justice system. Sizol was Territory Families, Housing and Communities’ 2021 NT Youth Round Table chair.
Current NT Youth Round Table chair, Jahdai Vigona was awarded the 2021 NT Young Achiever of the Year Award. Jahdai is passionate about giving back to community and strengthening the social and emotional health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. He has worked on several projects related to mental health, youth, gambling and alcohol and other drugs.