Stand Up Stars
Stand Up Stars
People and activities Standing Up and Standing Out...
Gary Samowitz was Stand Up's first CEO, serving for more than ten years. He is passionate about social change and experiential learning. Gary told the Australian Jewish News that he considered his work...
Ellie was the winner of the 2019 Gandel Young Leader Award (Vic). She donated her hair to Hair with Heart, who make wigs for those who have lost their hair due to...
Giselle Davey was the winner of the 2018 Gandel Young Leader Award (Vic). She ultilised her love for swimming to support a cause close to her and her family’s hearts. After completing...
Ruby won the Gandel Young Leader Award 2018 (NSW). She has a strong belief in equal access to education, which was the motivation behind her project to collect study essentials for the benefit...
Kayla is the Gandel Young Leader Award Winner in 2017. Kayla was inspired after doing Stand Up ABC to collect over 300+ secondhand books that she donated to the Ardoch Youth Foundation. Kayla's...
Mazel Tov to Ariella Cappe, one of our outstanding Stand Up ABC graduates, who received the Gandel Young Leader Award 2017 (NSW). Ariella's creative action project - art school holiday program for...
Jonathan Francis was the winner of the 2016 Gandel Young Leader Award (NSW). For his Stand Up ABC inspired action project, Jonathan shared his grandfather's story of survival with his classmates at...
Anna Berkowitz was awarded the Gandel Young Leader Award 2016 (Vic). She used her artistic skills to host an art exhibition at home with the help of family and friends and raised funds...
Keira Davis won the Gandel Young Leader Award 2016 (Vic). Keira took action by hosting a book stall at her school during Book Week. She raised money to support Indigenous Australians through...
Avital was the winner of the Gandel Young Leader Award in 2015. She held a violin and opera concert to raise more than $1600 for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. She...
Liat was the winner of the Gandel Young Leader Award 2014 (NSW). After completing the Stand Up ABC program, Liat was inspired to help asylum seekers. She initiated contact via letter writing...
Abby completed the Stand Up ABC course in 2014 and was awarded the Gandel Young Leader Award 2014 (Vic). For her action project she started a little social enterprise called Abbacookie. Each...