Life Membership awarded to Jo Parissis

Jo Parissis has dedicated nearly two decades to Blue Light Victoria, serving in various roles that have left a profound impact on thousands of young people. Jo’s commitment has been unwavering. From her tenure as President of Preston (Darebin) Blue Light to her roles as a Blue Light Victoria board member and Secretary from 2018 to 2020. She also played a pivotal role in organising and executing the Blue Light Victoria Galas, ensuring their resounding success.

In 2018, Jo initiated a weekly boxing program for students at the Pavilion School. The Pavilion School is a school for students that have been disengaged or excluded from mainstream education. This program proved highly effective, with several participants securing interviews and employment as a direct result of their involvement.

On a local level, Jo spearheaded events benefiting thousands of young people. She also established a community volunteering initiative and mentorship program. This program not only engaged youth beyond their primary school years but also provided them with valuable training opportunities. Notably, one of these volunteers went on to earn Blue Light Victoria Young Person of the Year.

Jo’s tireless dedication to empowering young people and Blue Light Victoria has earned her Life Membership. Her passion shines brightly in the transformative impact she’s had on countless lives.

Congratulations, Jo, on this well-deserved recognition.

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