Tenneil Ross, 19 of Bellamack has won the prestigious Somerville Community Services Award in the 2015 NT Young Achiever Awards. Tenneil won the Award from a strong field of nominees and was one of twelve category winners announced on Saturday night, April 11th at SKYCITY Darwin. Tenneil was presented on stage by Graham Franklin from Somerville Community Services in front of over 450 guests who attended the Gala event.
Tenneil is passionate about improving the care system in the Northern Territory and devotes her time to volunteering with the CREATE Foundation. CREATE provides advocacy for young people in care, and through her work Tenneil trains case managers and foster carers about supporting young people in care. After having been through the care system herself, she understands the issues felt and experienced by young people and strives to be a positive role model. She is involved in many aspects of the CREATE foundation, such as Child Protection week, the Club CREATE magazine and the CREATE Speak Up program.
Winners received $2,000 and a magnificent trophy thanks to TIO.