IZRA founder nominated for Western Australian Young Leadership Award


IZRA founder Cassie Kirtisingham. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d479429
IZRA founder Cassie Kirtisingham. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d479429

CASSIE Kirtisingham has found her calling in life.

It was 2014 when the 28-year-old Piara Waters resident, who was working in public relations at the time, decided she wanted to go in a different direction.

So she founded IZRA, an organisation that delivers programs and workshops in schools that help young people become emotionally resilient and best deal with the challenges the world will throw at them.

Ms Kirtisingham said it wasn’t enough to just have strong and positive messages.

“I believe it’s important that they are communicated with excellence and creativity,” she said.

“To build resilient young people, our workshops are providing simple tools to build healthy mindsets and habits into their lives so that they are emotionally strong when challenges come.

“Our resilience workshops are incredibly interactive and usually feature a guy and a girl speaking on topics such as failing well, equipping them for change or anti-bullying.

“Our creative workshops are a range of practical creative vocational topics such as DJing, comedy, rap writing, social media and influencing.”

Ms Kirtisingham has been nominated for a Western Australian Young Leadership Award at the upcoming Western Australian Young Achiever Awards for her work with IZRA.

“I feel incredibly honoured to not only be nominated but to get to do the work I do,” she said.

“It is an amazing acknowledgment of the entire team that has invested into young people over the last few years-a program like this doesn’t happen over night or because of one person.”

She said IZRA will expand into Sydney this year.

Visit www.izra.com.au for more information.

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