Elvis Martin is a passionate young leader of Victoria advocating for social justice. He is currently the Ambassador of the National Youth Commission of Australia and RUOK? Day. His main focus is to support young people who are experiencing hardships in life. His areas of advocacy work include mental health, homelessness, domestic violence, suicide prevention and the LGBTIQ+ community. He uses his platform to promote inclusion, diversity and equality for all.
Elvis uses his personal life experiences to educate others in the community and influence decision-makers to create better policies. He has served the community and people in need for many years by supporting them and bringing them out of their hardships and by making them feel proud of who they are. After experiencing difficulty in life and overcoming many personal life hurdles, Elvis has made his purpose to support those who are going through similar experiences to what he went through.
Elvis’s mission is simple. he wants to support those who are in need,and help them achieve their goals and be proud of who they are. He believes every young person is brave enough to be successful, but sometimes life doesn’t give them the chance to reach their goals. Elvis is deeply disheartened about the statistics on youth homelessness, domestic violence and mental health issues. Elvis doesn’t blame the system for this situation but also a lack of compassion and equality in society. Elvis is interested in exploring how we can achieve this is by being non-judgmental, accepting of differences and respecting others’ choices.