Last year we had a young man coming to our youth group. He didn’t have a faith background, he was simply a kid whose parents wanted him to have the opportunity to make friends.
It was lunchtime, and I walked past Will Smith, from JCP Empowering Youth, talking to two young people in the café. They had moved from Devonport and wanted a fresh start. Being in and out of Ashley Detention Centre from 11, our heart just broke for his story.
Each one of these young people do not have equity to the workforce. Everyone one of them wants to work, to learn, to have a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Each one of them want opportunity.