Profile – Rebecca Lumsden-Keys
Youth Initiative AWARD 2015
Every year, the Ian De La Rue Youth Initiative Award recognises the contribution young people make to our community. The activities and passions of Award recipients can be varied, and all help to make our community better and stronger. Congratulations Rebecca!
Rebecca (age 22) nominated by Sarah Ward-Brumhead
Rebecca is a director of MISFIT Theatre and is responsible for all theatre promotions, which includes encouraging young at-risk people and youth of all abilities to participate. She has profiled the stories of more than 140 young people through the MISFIT Facebook page encouraging a deeper level of understanding and providing a voice to youth in the valley. She is also bringing her leadership and organisational talents to The MISFIT Project, a social enterprise dedicated to driving opportunities for young people.
She is involved with River Valley Church, and is one of the organisers of Warburton Carols by Candlelight. Rebecca is a mother, a student at Deakin University and co-owner of a photography business.
Sarah says: ‘Bec has a passion for youth empowerment and works hard to create a better future for young people in the Upper Yarra Valley.