Lasallian Mission Services had the pleasure of meeting Austin Kleman, a Lasallian Volunteer with yourtown. Originally from the United States, Austin was accompanied by fellow Lasallian Volunteer Scott Lealaisalanoa who is also based with yourtown, Sydney.
Currently in his fourth year of a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy at a Lasallian College, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Austin is volunteering across various yourtown sites and Head Office in Milton, Brisbane during his Summer break.
In October 2017, Austin and his Professor were inspired by a presentation given at a Lasallian Conference by CEO of yourtown, Tracy Adams. Austin's Professor invited Tracy to come and speak at their University and it was then that the idea for internships was born. Tracy invited 12 St Mary's students to participate in an internship throughout their Summer break, and Austin was one of the lucky chosen for the period of 14 May- 1 August.
Austin is currently staying with the Brothers in the Scarborough community and on the weekends with Tracy Adams and her family.
While in Sydney, Austin will attend the Young Lasallians Mid-Year Formation Event (11- 13 July) at Oakhill College, for all Youth Ministers, facilitated by the Young Lasallians Team.