IYLP students at The Gathering. Photo: Wayne Quilliam Photography
“The main gathering is for Year 9 and 10 students in Sydney. It is a week of meeting new people, some in the same situation as us and some who have already experienced what we are going through,” said Keely.
“Another unforgettable learning experience was having the chance to listen to an elder who was so full of knowledge, and having mentors to look up to.
“IYLP has given me the chance to achieve and strive for things I want in life. I want to complete Year 12 with an ATAR that gives me options for what I could study at university,” said Keeley.
“I want to be able to help other Aboriginal people around Australia to have the opportunities they deserve.”