April Druery - Young Leaders Program

Monday 30 Oct

Last week April Druery was selected to attend Childrens Week Parliament via the young leaders program at the ACYP (Advocate for Children and Young People) in Redfern.

On Wednesday students were mentored by the likes of former Lord Mayor of Sydney, Lucy Turnbull AO, and Shadow Minister for Education, Mr Jihad Dib, as they prepared speeches on their chosen topics.

Wednesday night participants from all over NSW were accommodated at the Baden-Powell Scout Centre in Pennant Hills.

On Thursday April delivered a 2 minute speech in Parliament House on “the overexposure and influence of social media on young people, its capacity for false reality perception, and effect on mental health”.

The speech was tabled and forwarded to MP for Cronulla, Mark Speakman.