On board with youth as­pi­ra­tion

Fremantle Gazette - - YOUTH HOMELESSNESS -

WORK­ING with young peo­ple who in turn keep him young is just one rea­son why Peter Gra­ham vol­un­teers for the Leeuwin Ocean Ad­ven­ture.

Mr Gra­ham was named Sail Train­ing Vol­un­teer of the Year (Over 25) on Satur­day.

The vol­un­teer award win­ner said it was a very hum­bling ex­pe­ri­ence.

“The whole or­gan­i­sa­tion does a won­der­ful job in our com­mu­nity and I’m ex­cited to rep­re­sent them,” he said.

“You can see young lives trans­form in a very short time by spend­ing a week on­board.

“To see them come on­board shy and awk­ward on the first day and walk off proud of their achieve­ments on the last day keeps me com­ing back.”

Mr Gra­ham, who has been vol­un­teer­ing since 2008, said the youth of to­day were in­cred­i­bly ca­pa­ble and ded­i­cated peo­ple.

“It makes me feel con­fi­dent about the fu­ture for WA and our com­mu­nity,” he said.

“Every young per­son should def­i­nitely grab the op­por­tu­nity to spend at least one week on­board.”

Peter Gra­ham on board STS Leeuwin II.

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