Who we are…
The not-for-profit Youth Engagement Strategy Northern Territory Inc. has several skills-based Directors to ensure transparency, accountability, integrity of function and fund disbursement. We are actively seeking to partner with already existing groups and agencies to help make this a ‘whole-of-community’ integrated project over time so there is less reliance on government funding. Working together in consultation and cohesive collaboration with each other in whatever capacity is available to us is a focused premise of this initiative.
Counselling psychologist Phil Walcott is the initial creator and designer of the YESNT project. He worked in the NT with various agencies and in private practice for 25 years.
Phil firmly believes that, with courage, conviction and compassion, the people of the Northern Territory have the capacity to engage with the proces of positive social engagement, social enterprise and proactive change for the present and future generations of Territorians.
Suzanne is a writer and a mindfulness teacher. She has worked extensively with Indigenous women in Alice Springs and in very remote locations in the NT. She is a long term resident of Alice Springs and cares deeply about the place.
She is currently doing a Master's in Law at CDU.
Long term Alice Springs resident Lyn McCormick has worked with not-for-profit organisations since 2003. Lyn is an experienced bookkeeper and BAS Agent with a love for the outdoors and visiting new places. Lyn brings a wealth of administration and financial experience to the team. She enjoys helping others to reach their goals.