Celebrating our inspirational youth

Published on 20 September 2022

Mayor Cr Steve Staikos with Young Citizen of the Year 2022 Alice Ho

Alice Ho is an inspiration and a great example of young people bringing about positive change.

The passionate campaigner for improved youth mental health help for marginalised young people has been named Kingston’s 2022 Young Citizen of the Year

Alice was a youth ambassador for Mental Health Australia in 2020 and assisted at the 2020 Healthy Minds Healthy Lives wellbeing workshops, offering guidance to newly arrived young people in the community.

She also volunteers with a Vietnamese Youth Group where she’s helped establish a food bank for international students.

There were five exceptional nominees shortlisted for the award, all of whom have given time and energy to improving the lives of those around them.

From creating safer, inclusive schools, providing positive mentoring, community volunteering and advocating for mental health services they have proved to be a positive force within their peer groups and communities.

Along with Alice they were:

  • Amberley Powell, a strong peer advocate and leader at Mentone Girls Secondary College.
  • Sam Hubeek, who ensures awareness of, and helps create a safe environment for, LGBTIQA plus and gender diverse students.
  • Ronan Askew an enthusiastic volunteer and patrolling life saver at Chelsea and Long Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and
  • Isabelle Lette a passionate promoter of a positive, inclusive and environmentally conscious school culture.

Congratulations to these incredible young people are deserving award nominees who were celebrated at a fun Kingston Youth Services Youth Awards event at Platform 81.