The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club’s lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 23rd February will be Melissa Abu-Gazaleh who is Founder and CEO of the Top Blokes Foundation, Australia’s leading boy’s social education organisation that supports young men’s health.
Melissa founded the organisation at age 19 and to date, Top Blokes Foundation has worked with over 11,000 young men. In 2018, the Top Blokes Foundation was named most Significant Contribution to Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Young Men and Boys and Melissa has been named 2017 EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year and 2016 NSW Young Australian of the Year.
Melissa believes that empowering young men to challenge and redefine their own thoughts and behaviours is the key to reducing many social issues including youth suicide, family violence, drugs, alcohol and other anti-social and risk-taking behaviours.
She believes all young people can be change agents and follows the motto ‘the best way to predict the future is to create it’.
This meeting will also be available over Zoom from 12:45pm, for those unable to attend in person.