Our Guest Speaker for Tuesday, 10th May is Paul Gabrielides. Paul is the CEO of Phoenix House ( www.phoenixhouse.org.au ) and recently spoke to the North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club on 25th of January this year.
“Many young people need support to stay at school, or to find suitable education or training that meets their needs and aspirations. Early intervention for young people who are struggling in education is critical. If core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors are not developed across childhood and adolescence, they become increasingly difficult and expensive to address later in life.
Phoenix House provides early intervention and support services to the most challenged young people living in Sydney and delivers life-changing outcomes.
Paul Gabrielides is the CEO of Phoenix House and will explain
- the history of the organisation
- the fully integrated, wrap around service model
- how it provides flexible education programs for young people with very specific and challenging needs
- how they catch young people before they fully disengage with formal education and aim to inspire a life-long love of learning
Paul has over twenty years in the corporate world of Information Technology in Sales and Management. Though success was always measured in dollars, he believes real long-term success is measured in a different currency, one of integrity and relationships.
His passion to be helpful to people and make his corner of the world a better place burns brightly, so bringing his skills into the NFP sector was a natural step.”