The workload of completing Year 12 at St Philip’s College in Alice Springs didn’t stop Jordon Humphreys from advocating for young people across the Northern Territory. He has used his own experience of living with a disability and being bullied to improve life for others.
His advocacy is already being heard at the highest levels. In 2022, he was a member of the NT Youth Round Table and co-chaired the project reference group for the Northern Territory Youth Strategy. In 2023, he took up a youth advisory role with Alice Springs Town Council to make sure youth concerns were properly considered.
Jordon’s main goal is to provide more opportunities for youth in his community, and in 2023 he was named Centralian Young Citizen of the Year.
He has encouraged other students to join forums to make their voices heard and is endlessly optimistic that change can happen.