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Youth Profile - Darcy Baggley

22-YEAR-OLD DARCY BAGGLEY spends her days working as a library assistant. But on Saturday nights, she volunteers for the LAUNCH Night Series program as Assistant Coach and referee. We asked her a few questions!

What is LAUNCH Night Series?
It’s a night time basketball competition where young people from Darwin and surrounding regional communities can meet up, have a great time playing sport and get to know each other and catch up with their teams.

Tell us about your involvement with the program?
The last competition was my first time being involved with the program and meeting the kids. All of the volunteers and kids were so fun and made me feel very welcome.

What made you want to volunteer your Saturday nights?
After hearing about the program, it seemed like a great opportunity to be more engaged with young people in Darwin and learn more about events and programs available for youth through LAUNCH.

Why do you think LAUNCH Night Series is such a hit?
I think the kids really like getting to catch up with their friends all together as well as meet some new people. They seem to like getting the chance to be a bit competitive, but at the same time not taking themselves too seriously and just have a good time all ‘round.

Any other projects you’re passionate about?
Right now, I’m really passionate about the projects I’m involved in at the library. I love getting to work on services targeting kids and youth like STEAM, Tech and Storytime programs.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’ll be happy if I’m helping people. I’d like to contribute to educating kids and youth, and hopefully tie in my passion for science.


INFO launchdarwin.com.au

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