what makes a 22 year-old cry?

So, I used to think gen Y was pretty self-obsessed and unmotivated.  That was, until I met Michelle Janssen, who is 22 and truly defies the stereotype.

Michelle radiates social goodness, and has a huge heart for all things charity.  She has lent her self (lessness) and motivation to many a cause including volunteering as Variety Queensland, the children’s charity’s Art Curator at a charity art show, rattled a collection tin at a train station at 6am and she currently sits on the management committee (board) of YWCA Queensland. Quite remarkable, I think, and frankly quite disconcerting that Michelle is not going out every weekend getting drunk, obsessed with celebrity gossip and watching too much reality tv.

Well, maybe she does watch a bit of reality tv, but not the type you would think. Michelle was brought to tears recently, when she watched an ABC documentary ‘Outback Kids’ about the Brahminy Group, and the work they do with at risk young people, that she felt compelled to do something, and has off her own back organised a charity movie screening on their behalf.

‘I really wanted to do something to help, so I decided to organise a charity movie screening. My goal is to raise $2000 from this event, which would definitely help with materials and resources for programs.” Michelle said.

The Brahminy Group help youngsters, some as young as twelve, with social issues such as employability, access to enhanced literacy and numeracy skills, alcohol / drug counseling, and family reconciliation.

So please come along to Michelle’s charity movie night, have a great night out at the movies and help a great cause while you’re at it!

What: The Help – view movie trailer here
When: Thursday 15th September 2011
Where: The Blue Room Cinebar, Rosalie, Brisbane
To book: Go to www.moshtix.com.au 

For more info about Brahminy Group: call 1300 764 101 or email info@brahminygroup.org.au.

Do you think gen Y are selfish and unmotivated?  Are there more incredibly charitable and selfless gen Y-ers out there?  Please tell me….

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