Meet Natalie Klenner, a 20-something changemaker, who works with the Boroondara Youth Foundation to inspire young people to become more involved in their community. She's all about that social enterprise life, and she's here to tell you why...
As promised, here is the interview with BYF's facilitator herself; Natalie Klenner! Keep reading for a bit of an insight into why she does what she does, and what inspires and keeps her going on a daily basis (and no, it's not just our awesome insta account @boroondara_youth).
So to kick off the interview, please tell us a bit about yourself!
I am a dreamer, an optimist and someone who is always forming a plan! I'm passionate about using social enterprise and business to qualitatively and sustainably change lives. I'm also passionate about inspiring young people to become leaders, and be the change they wish to see in the world. In my spare time I love to read, listen to music and ride my bike to the Abottsford Convent
"I'm also passionate about inspiring young people to become leaders, and be the change they wish to see in the world."
The Boroondara Youth Foundation Blog Begins!
Welcome to the newly created Boroondara Blog! Here you can expect to find interviews with inspiring local changemakers, reviews of sweet hangout spots in Boroondara and posts that’ll keep you updated on opportunities you can take to expand your horizons.
A little bit about me:
My name's Hannah, and I'll be one of the people posting on this blog-site. Web-blog? Either way, I'll be doing some interviews, reviews and ads for Boroondara Youth Foundation, and making it all interesting enough for you guys to read! I'm sure it'll be an awesome time for all of us. So let's get started!
There are so many opportunities to change your world.
'Opportunities? Hannah, what kind of opportunities?' I am so glad you asked! The Boroondara Youth Foundation has its first round of grants coming up on the 1st of June. If you have an awesome idea that could really change your community, and you're looking for some funding to kick-start it into reality, we are so there for you! For more details, check out the main page of our website.
Don't wait to make your mark.
If you need more daily inspiration, follow our instagram @boroondara_youth
The Insta feed puts out some pretty motivational stuff, like this:
That's all from me for now guys!
I hope you are all thinking about ways you can change your community.
Keep checking this space over the next two weeks as we get ready for Grant Round One - I'll be interviewing our own BYF facilitator Natalie!
Have a think about some questions you'd like me to ask - post them in the comments below!
Have a great week!