Ryley is from Griffith in northern NSW and came along to the WMBB Summer Program in pursuit of a future at university.
Right now he works in a restaurant and used to work at a farm helping with sheep shearing.
Before coming down to Sydney, Ryley expected to be the quiet guy in the back of the room. But he set goals to get talking to people, make new friends, try new experiences and put himself out there.
Guess what? All of those things happened.
These are the valuable skills to help him develop and pursue that future career goal of becoming a social worker.
“My hopes are when I grow up, and if I do become a social worker, I can work with Aboriginal kids or anyone that’s actually just at least off the rails a little bit…
Hopefully just to see them be what they want to be when they’re older, not just be someone they don’t choose to be.”