The Parkes Shire will welcome CEO of Youth Off The Streets and former NSW Australian of the Year, Father Chris Riley AM as the Parkes Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Ambassador.
Father Riley has worked with disadvantaged youth in a variety of roles including teacher, youth worker, probation officer, residential carer and principal of the charity Boy’s Town for more than 35 years.
He founded Youth Off The Streets (YOTS) in 1991 working with disadvantaged young people to encourage and facilitate positive life choices. As CEO, Father Riley oversees the operation of over 35 programs that employ over 180 staff and involve more than 250 volunteers.
Join the celebrations across the Parkes Shire, more information at www.visitparkes.com.au.