19-year-old Luke Rees is university student currently living in South Wales. Luke is an Ambassador for the #iwill Campaign and has been participating in youth social action for the last four years. Luke is very passionate about ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to participate in meaningful social action.
When Luke was in school he suffered with mental health issues. Luke used social action to change his life and used his set backs as a platform for his comeback. Luke then decided that he wanted to share his story with the aim of inspiring other young people to participate in social action. He went onto becoming a confident and recognised public speaker and has spoke at various conferences and venues such as the Public Health Wales National Conference, Sports Leaders UK Celebration at the House of Lords and at the World Health Organisation Conference in Lithuania.
Speaking about his appointment Luke said: “I am humbled and honoured to be apart of a an organisation which cares so much about changing young peoples lives. I can not wait to use my experiences and knowledge to make an impact and to ensure that social action is apart of as many 10 to 20 years olds lives as possible by 2020.”