The journey of Wil Massara is one you don’t want to miss hearing! I am in awe of this young mans determination, vision and mission to re-engage youth within schools and communities around Australia through Youth Leadership and Empowerment. To build a positively sustainable future through youth leadership and empowerment and ensure all young people have access to skills that empower them, regardless of their financial situation.
Since the age of 13, Wil has demonstrated a willingness to step forward and take on leadership roles within his own community, including his school’s Student Executive and the Shire of Collie Youth Advisory Committee.
In 2016, Wil took his leadership skills outside his own community and volunteered to obtain grant funding for the Magic Moments Foundation. This led to the Australian Youth Committee hosting an international event at Sydney with over 300 participants from 10 different countries.
At the age of just 15 – Wil launched the Youth Leadership Academy Australia (YLAA) with the mission of empowering future leaders.
Wil has been recognised for his work, by being one of four finalists in the WA Youth Awards in Community Leadership for two consecutive years. In early 2018, Wil was awarded 2018 International Young Philanthropist and was also a semi finalist in the 2020 WA Young Achiever Awards.
Wil is on a mission to help youth develop leadership skills that have positive ripple effect of young people impacting young people.
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