Our friends at the Rotary Club of Sydney are holding a Rotary Youth Talk, hosted by their Youth Committee. Rotary Youth Talk’s allow for us to see incredible young people doing amazing thing, and this talk will be no exception!
My name is Georgia Stirton current manager at PCYC, South Sydney. I have been the manager at South Sydney for just over a year. Before working at PCYC, I lived in the United States for 5 years on a basketball scholarship whilst completing an Associated of Arts degree and a bachelor’s in special education.
After the completion of my college degree and working briefly in the Special needs field, I discovered I had a strong passion and desire to give back and help those in need. Without fully understanding how I could effectively do this I went back to school to complete my master’s in early childhood and Primary Education, believing my calling would be in teaching. After a year of teaching, I further discovered I wanted to work more with communities and at-risk populations.
Through my experiences, I was able to land this role at PCYC where I work every day with extremely at-risk youth and their families. Due to the demographics of South Sydney, PCYC 90% of the children and families I work with are indigenous. As a result, there are many challenges in the community especially around drug use and domestic violence. Working alongside police and implementing my skills I continue to thrive in this role and greatly enjoy working with the youth and families every day. Beyond work, I am passionate about sport, specifically basketball and enjoy my spare time walking.
To join this free event, please visit events.humanitix.com/rotary-youth-talk-the-redfern-journey-our-story-georgia-stirton-manager-pcyc-south-sydney