Advance #BornGlobal S2 Ep30: Rachel G Barnard

In this podcast series, Season 2 shines a spotlight on the outstanding finalists and awardees from the Global Australian Awards 2022, who are making a substantial impact around the world. These inspiring GameChangers generously share the story of their international career journey with us, the highlights and challenges, and what motivates them in their work. We celebrate their optimism, creativity and resourcefulness to succeed across the globe.

Season 1 of the #BornGlobal GameChanger podcast series celebrates the GameChangers from our 2021 Awards, who are also incredibly inspiring individuals! We hope you enjoy listening to the stories of these remarkable global Australians.

In this episode, you will meet Rachel G Barnard, Social Impact GameChanger in the Global Australian Awards 2022. 

Rachel G Barnard is a social practice artist who has used art to divert young people out of the criminal justice system. In 2011, Ms Barnard founded Young New Yorkers (YNY), an arts diversion program for teens being prosecuted as adults in criminal courts. From 2012-2022, over 1500 young people have been sentenced to make art with YNY instead of jail or other adult sanctions, and most participants have their adult criminal cases dismissed and sealed.

In this interview, you will get to hear the scope of Ms Barnard’s immense social impact over the decade in her role as Founder and Director of YNY, the challenges involved in running a non-profit organisation, and what motivates her each day.  Ms Barnard also tells us about her new role becoming the Founder and CEO of a sustainable cardboard toy company,, with the goal of “Toys for now [not forever]”.

Learn more about Rachel G Barnard in her 2022 GameChanger profile here > Rachel G Barnard

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