City of Burnside Young Citizen of the Year - Brandon Marlow

Young Citizen of the Year – Brandon Marlow

An inspiring community leader demonstrating remarkable mentorship abilities at age 18, Brandon was selected to be a South Australian Youth Forum Member (SAYF) in 2022 and progressed to Executive Member and Mentor for the Forum in 2023.

The Annual Report is the main goal of the Forum and includes meeting discussions, models of engagement and data collection from surveys. At the conclusion of each year, Forum members meet with ministers, politicians, community leaders, local government and businesses to present findings from the report and to educate decision-makers on their role in helping to enact change.

Brandon’s other achievements include:

• (As part of SAYF) Co-led the Gender Inequality sub-committee conducting research into young people’s experiences with gender inequality at school.

• (As part of SAYF) Worked with the Department of Human Services (DHS) on their new coercive control campaign, the See The Signs campaign.

• (As part of SAYF) Commenced a partnership with Flinders University to collect world-first data on how loneliness affects young people.

• Contributed to the development of the DHS’ new Youth Action Plan.

• Collaborated with SA Power Networks as a youth representative, offering insights into their Regulatory Reset 2025–2030 Plan.

• Provided evaluations as a Voice of Youth Representative for the Uniting Communities #UnlockingLoneliness campaign.

• Premier’s Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community

• Volunteering SA Award for being a Community Changemaker.

• Elected Head Boy of Pembroke School.


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