I am nominating the Stand Out group from Ringwood Secondary College for an award because they have tirelessly and passionately volunteered their time and energy to advocate for the rights of LGBTIQ youth within our school and the wider Maroondah community. Their recent achievements include facilitating workshops at the Whitehorse Youth Forum in 2018, which involved raising awareness of LGBTIQ experiences by courageously sharing their own personal stories. Other achievements in 2018 include a presentation/training for the teachers and leadership team at Ringwood Secondary College (a crowd of 150), and a presentation to 300 year 8 students. In addition in 2018 StandOut raised roughly $2,000 which they have donated towards supporting youth mental health and LGBTIQ youth.
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