Ace's Graduation Speech
"Hi, my name is Ace. It’s an honour for me to speak today.
As I was thinking about what I should say to you all, I realised I could go on for hours about mine and my classmate’s accomplishments. I made notes about what I should say and the topics I should cover. As I was researching I came across a famous Greek philosopher, Socrates. Socrates was incredibly talented but he gave long boring, speeches and his friends eventually killed him. Since I am not Socrates, and I’d prefer not to suffer the same fate. I’m going to shut up about Greek philosophy and get to the point.
I started attending Youth Futures early June of this year, and over the course of the last six months, I completed my Keys for Life certificate, my White Card and my Certificate II in General Education for Adults. I’m sure I speak for all my classmates when I say thank you to Heather, Andy, Ricky, Sharon and Ash for setting us up for success continuously and always believing in us.
At the start of this year I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get through it, I was terrified I wasn’t going to do anything with my life but because of the support I received I am now enrolled full time in TAFE starting 2023 and I am working two jobs.
Today we are celebrating the hard work we’ve put in over the past year, many of us have completed certificates and are off to further education and others are staying to progress further. This room is filled with our family and friends and every single one of them is proud of us, proud of our accomplishments and how far we’ve grown. We have all smashed the goals we’ve set for ourselves and the goals our incredible trainers have set. I’m so grateful for the time I’ve spent here and will cherish it for the rest of my life.
Thank you, for having me throughout the past six months and continuing to support me despite my lack of faith sometimes."
We have all smashed the goals we’ve set for ourselves and the goals our incredible trainers have set. I’m so grateful for the time I’ve spent here and will cherish it for the rest of my life.