Inspire U

Projects set to amplify and celebrate the voices of young people who have grown up in regional NSW.
Inspire U
Projects set to amplify and celebrate the voices of young people who have grown up in regional NSW.

Photo: Kyiesha, Luwarna, Kiarra, and Kythera Cohen-Siemsen from Inspire U: Stories from the Valley documentary.

Despite living in a disadvantaged community, many of our young people have powerful stories of triumph and success that will inspire others of any age and from all walks of life. 

Inspire U: Stories from the Valley

Meet some amazing people from Gumbaynggirr Country, Nambucca Valley who have achieved wonderful things and had success in ways meaningful to them, despite challenges. The Inspire U digital series developed from community consultation where young people from Nambucca Valley, and those important to them, wanted to see local success stories and know what's possible.

Digital Storytelling Series

The Inspire U series is a purpose-driven platform of shared stories, inspiring the next generation to reach their full potential. 

Through these narratives, young people from a diversity of backgrounds will talk about their strengths, share the challenges they have overcome and highlight people who have helped them along the way, while growing up in the Nambucca Valley.

The series is a tool to be utilised by parents, teachers and career advisors to motivate, re-inspire and encourage current students to make the most of the opportunities available to them whilst providing greater exposure to career opportunities, future life paths and networks. 

Watch the series

Teal Haigh – Determined, Resilient, Focused

Teal Haigh – Determined, Resilient, Focused

Kyah Lulham – Creative, Ambitious, Caring 

Andrew and Maia Holmes – Signwriter, Creative, Business Owners, Family-Driven

Kyiesha, Luwarna, Kiarra, and Kythera Cohen-Siemsen – Connected, Strong, Inspirational

Jacinta Shackleton: Reef Guide, Marine Biologist, Determined

Molly Langley: Humanitarian, Surfer, Lawyer

Chris Edwards: Indigenous Mentor, Artist, Storyteller

Daniel joined the navy 5 years after graduating from Namubcca High. This story follows Daniel’s decision and why he made the choices he did.
Daniel joined the navy 5 years after graduating from Namubcca High. This story follows Daniel’s decision and why he made the choices he did.
Daniel joined the navy 5 years after graduating from Namubcca High. This story follows Daniel’s decision and why he made the choices he did.
Daniel joined the navy 5 years after graduating from Namubcca High. This story follows Daniel’s decision and why he made the choices he did.
Daniel joined the navy 5 years after graduating from Namubcca High. This story follows Daniel’s decision and why he made the choices he did.
Daniel joined the navy 5 years after graduating from Namubcca High. This story follows Daniel’s decision and why he made the choices he did.

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