Aaron Quarrell, Youth Mayor of Frankston

Coming through our youth employment programs, the David Scott School’s Administration Officer, Aaron Quarrell, is relishing his next challenge: Youth Mayor of Frankston.

Aaron Quarrell wearing his Youth Mayor medal
Above: Aaron Quarrell wearing his Youth Mayor medal

A few years ago, Aaron was struggling to find work. He received support from our youth employment programs and completed a few short-term jobs before returning to the Brotherhood of St Laurence to accept a 12-month traineeship with our David Scott School. Aaron’s ambition and self-confidence takes him from strength to strength.

His role at the school has shifted focus and he is now working to embed new technologies into the classrooms to enable learning.

Wishing to further develop personally, give back to his community and advocate for youth, he then applied for the Youth Mayor position. Frankston Mayor Michael O’Reilly says, “It’s an opportunity to learn about local government, gain priceless mentoring, and develop valuable leadership skills.”

His appointment is testament to Aaron’s passion and determination to engage with Frankston’s youth with drug and alcohol dependencies on education opportunities. He took up the role on 12 March.

Congratulations, Aaron!