& The Blacktown Lions Club
Young Persons Outstanding Achievment
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Acknowledging and Rewarding outstanding achievements by youth who have experienced dissadvantage but who in the face of that dissadvantage have worked to achieve their own or others best potential
an annual - $2500 prize for the Achiever of the Year
and a number of smaller prizes
In addition a plaque or certificate of award is provided.
As part of his commitment to social justice Michael, together with the Blacktown Lions Club has financially made possible an award which seeks to recognise local young achievers.
This award is not necessarily for academic achievement. It is to seek out and acknowldge local young people who have risen above some level of dissadvantage to seek to achieve their full potential.
The very good men and women of the local area Lions Club together with Michael are very proud to make a difference in the lives of local young people.
"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty and find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better,whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a re-deemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded".
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Proudly founded and funded by Michael Vassili Barristers & Solicitors for the benefit of local young people.