Jade Lewis is an award-winning speaker, author and philanthropist and works tirelessly to shape a better future for Western Australians. Since 2000, Jade has pursued a vision of building drug free people and communities through innovative prevention, intervention and rehabilitation programs for youth and for prisoners.
Jade is a sought-after school and conference speaker and has delivered over 1000 presentations, authored two books and founded the not-for-profit organisation Yellow Ribbon Project for Second Chances. This organisation exists to support female offenders, ex-offenders and young girls at risk and has had over 1200+ enrolments into the programs. This organisation has won many awards, raised +$1.1 million dollars in funding and has a volunteer base who deliver +5,000 hours annually.
Jade has won awards for her excellence and dedication including:
Winner: Business News 40 Under 40 Not For Profit Category
Winner: CEBA Business Awards – Overall Winner & Best Not-For-Profit
Inductee into the Women’s Hall of Fame
Pride of Australia – Community Service Award.
Jade’s story is personal. Despite being a medal-winning international athlete at 15, Jade went to a rave party and was lured into the drug scene. This eventually led to a heavy drug addiction and which saw her enter a rehabilitation program in 1999. In 2000, she had and continues to have a strong desire to educate people and to also help people find their second chance.
She is happily married to Tristan and together they have 3 beautiful children.