Luke Kelly is a confident, motivated volunteer broadcaster at 4CRM community radio in Mackay, where he presents his own weekly program, Luke’s Choice.
This 17-year-old Luke is vastly different to the 13-year-old who first started volunteering at the station. That Luke lacked confidence – he was seeking his tribe and a place to belong.
Station Manager Greg Harvey welcomed Luke, patiently mentoring him, treating him as a valuable team member and teaching him new skills. Greg created a safe and nurturing environment and it put a bounce in Luke’s step as his confidence grew with each passing week.
Volunteering at 4CRM has been life-changing for Luke. It has empowered him and enhanced his life in many ways, including his employability; Luke now has his first permanent job.
The CBF partnered with 4CRM to support Greg’s role at the station and we are proud to be making such a life-changing difference to young people living in Mackay.