Mark is a proud Gamilaroi and Ngemba man. He is also a facilitator in the Young Mob Program, having begun as a participant a few years back.
Facilitators like Mark go out to schools and run a ten-week program with First Nations youth. The program helps engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in topics that can help them positively engage the world around them, diving into topics like identity, culture, strong spirit, social justice and public speaking.
Mark also brings young First Nations leaders in the Young Mob program on camps out to the bush, where they can experience their own land and culture first-hand. Most of the youth who come out on the camps live in cities like Sydney, and aren’t necessarily familiar with their tribe, totems or what it takes to be a leader for their community.