by Hamish Wilson on September 11, 2015

We read the stories, we hear the stereotypes, but do young men in the Australia really offer the community anything positive?

At the Top Blokes Foundation, they believe that we can all encourage young men to be assets, not liabilities to our country. TBF are a youth-led organisation that challenges and empowers over 1000 young men aged 14-24 each year to reach their personal best and make positive life choices through TBF’s mentoring, leadership and resilience programs. TBF are passionate about providing a positive platform for young men to develop personal qualities including integrity, character and respect for others while becoming positive role models to their peers.

Melissa - Founder and Managing DirectorMelissa Abu-Gazeleh founded the Top Blokes Foundation in 2006 and since then she has been instrumental in growing the foundation into the success it is today. She has a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies and a Diploma in Community Services. Melissa has been named in Australia’s Top 100 Brightest Young Minds and in Australia’s Top 50 Young & Extraordinary. She is an Executive Director of the NSW Men’s Health Forum, Chairperson of the Port Kembla Youth Project and has presented at national and state based men’s health conferences. In her spare time, Melissa can be found body building at the gym or alternatively eating cheeseburgers (with the pickle).

If you’d like to learn more and hear Melissa speak, you are welcome to come along to our Rotary meeting, next Thursday, 17th September, 6:30pm at Camden Sports Club. You don’t need to be a Rotarian, but you need to let us know by 12 midday Thursday 17th Sept by emailing bookings@camdenrotary.org.au. Cost is just $22 and includes a 2 course meal.

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