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Les Twentyman (OAM) has been on the frontline of heartbreak and hope for over 40 years. He is Australia’s best-known youth-worker, a social justice warrior who developed his expertise the hard way – on the streets!
Our founder Les Twentyman is known for calling it as it is, he believes that the only way that you can generate real change is by ensuring everybody knows what is happening on the streets of our cities and towns.
Les has dedicated his life to helping young Australians find a positive future and his work is far from done, as today he is still helping young people turn their lives around through the Les Twentyman Foundation.
He is one of the great Australians, a Victorian of the Year and awarded the Order of Australia, having helped thousands of young Victorians to a better life.
Les has an extraordinary story to tell of a young man who grew up tough in the Melbourne western suburb of Braybrook and found a way to change the world.
He has travelled the globe, been kidnapped by the IRA, spent times with the toughest gangs in LA and London and lived to tell the tale.
Whether it be to a corporate audience or a primary or secondary school, community groups, conference platforms or government, those who hear Les speak will not only hear a remarkable story of a man who has given his all for others, but will be inspired to help build a better community for all.