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“My Mum is my inspiration”

Published: February 28, 2023 2:24pm

Collie PCYC Volunteer Alexis’s story featured in the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s report.

17-year-old Alexis was chosen as one of the ‘young everyday leaders’ for the WA Commissioner for Children and Young People’s report Here I Am, which features 15 stories from young leaders across the state who are making a difference in their communities.

In the report, Alexis discusses the impact her mother, Kristy Milne, also a PCYC Gymnastics Coach, had on her life, and how she inspired Alexis to volunteer her time to coach gymnastics.

This is where Alexis discovered her passion for helping children. She hopes to turn this passion into a career by studying primary school teaching after she finishes high school.

“From gymnastics I learned a lot about the qualities that make a good leader. I’ve been able to use those skills towards volunteering with young people at the local PCYC which is a place where young people can hang out and do recreational activities after school. For example, there’s a mountain bike riding program and I help to organise the bikes, helmets, water bottles and just make sure everything’s ok when we’re out riding,” wrote Alexis.

Read the whole report here: