Lynn’s moving tribute
HAMILTON Hill resident Lynn Crasto has taken out the Minister for Youth’s Most Outstanding Youth Worker Award at this year’s WA Youth Awards.
Mr Crasto delivers street-based outreach in Anglicare WA’s Street Connect program, having developed and delivered the “Up and Running” project.
The project engages marginalised and disengaged young homeless people in regular exercise appropriate to their needs.
Mr Crasto said receiving his award was very humbling but the highlight for him was standing on stage with so many other amazing young people who had been nominated.
“I do this as a career and a job but there are so many young people out there giving back to the community, some as young as 11, who volunteer their own time, who are also at school and university and they do it out of the kindness of there heart,” Mr Crasto said.
“They are so young it’s very, very refreshing to see that they are being recognised formally for it and at such a large gala event.”
Youth Minister Peter Tinley said the WA Youth Awards were a fantastic reminder of the positive contributions made by young people in WA.
“These inspiring young people have contributed more in their lifetimes than many people twice their age and I hope they will inspire other Western Australians to ask themselves how they can make a difference to their own communities,” he said.