Bradley Crosbie

Founder, WYLD Projects

2024 QLD Local Hero Nominee

Bradley (Brad) Crosbie founded Where Youth Live Dreams (WYLD) Projects, an Indigenous corporation providing customised mentoring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths through integrated, real-world projects.

WYLD goes beyond education and skills development, emphasising self-actualisation and personal growth as the core of their legacy-based learning projects.

Birthed out of the crisis of meeting the long-distance needs of primary producers and community, their ‘Better to Give’ mentoring camps – also the Corporation’s ethos – allow young people, aged 14-24, to give back to their community and country.

Youth volunteer their labour on struggling rural properties in the Burnett Mary Region and throughout Queensland and pre/post natural disaster events, allowing them to experience the hardships people endure in rural communities – along with the positive benefits of giving people a hand.

Meeting ‘needs with seeds’, Brad’s care and commitment is helping these youth grow a new perspective on life and become the best version of themselves.