08 June 2018

Where Young Musicians Network - Kelly Talks "The Space"

Posted in Youth Programs, Community

You may recognise this face if you’ve ever visited our Youth Space and Vocational School, "The Space" North Lakes. Brisbane, meet Kelly. Kelly is a receptionist at The Space, with a keen interest in computers, everything tech, and playing and listening to music. He’s previously played with and supported some big bands, in front of big crowds, and is currently working on developing his own video game.


We asked Kelly what he loves about The Space.


“While I’ve been involved in some really cool things here, my favourite events are the hard-core shows that we’ve run. There really isn’t a North Side all-ages venue for this music scene, which makes it difficult for young people and young bands to get experience, exposure, and share something they are passionate about to like-minded people. It’s also a great way for young musicians to network with other bands and build their audience, and assisting with their shows has been such a killer experience.”


Kelly describes a day in his life at YMCA as “sporadic, but in a good way.”


“I think most people who work in reception or admin would agree – but it’s good, and some days are challenging. [My job] definitely keeps me on my toes. I work with some pretty amazing people, which makes my days great. I definitely don’t wake up not wanting to go to work.”


Kelly recently attended Inspired Leaders Camp at Camp Leslie Dam, where he learned about the importance of understanding intentions versus perceptions, as well as how broad the YMCA really is.


“We have some wonderfully talented staff across the organisation and learning that it’s not just this way where I am, but what seems to be everywhere, was lovely to see.”


We agree, Kelly. We truly agree!


Be sure to read more about The Space, where we encourage young people to socialise and be creative in a safe, structured or unstructured environment!

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