CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Lilly Lyons for winning the Youth Safety Award category at the National Youth Awards ceremony held in Brisbane!
At 13 years of age Lilly has become a passionate advocate for raising awareness and providing a voice for sexual assault victims.
Lilly is a member of Liverpool Youth Council, was a representative and advocate of Youth off the Streets, and raises money for the after-care programme run by Father Riley.
As a school leader at Liverpool Girls High School and host of her own radio show on youth issues, Lilly is not afraid to speak up, and her determination to be a force for good has made her a finalist in the annual National Youth Awards.
The 2015 National Youth Awards winners were officially announced at a buzzing Brisbane City Hall on April 16.
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, announced the winners of the 2015 National Youth Awards this evening at a presentation dinner in Brisbane.
“It gives me great pleasure to recognise the achievements of young Australians through the National Youth Awards,” Senator Ryan said.
“Young people are making positive contributions to Australia every day. The National Youth Awards are an excellent opportunity to highlight just some of the good things young Australians are doing in their communities.”
The National Youth Awards see young Australians recognised across seven award categories – six of which recognise individuals.
They are: Youth Safety Award, Youth Courage Award, Youth Culture and Diversity Award, Youth Employment Award, Youth Health Award and the Youth Leadership Award.
A seventh category, the Youth in Media Award, recognises the contribution made by Australian journalists and media organisations in positively portraying young people in the media.
Lilly hosts a radio show called Living Life with Lilly on 89.3 2GLF every Wednesday from 4 – 5pm.