Borderline Youth Camp creator and founder Cody Schaeffer has been awarded Brisbane's Young Citizen of the Year at a ceremony this week.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner presented Cody with his award for his work as a volunteer in Brisbane and surrounds.
Cody is best known as ‘The Code’ on radio station Hit105 and now 97.3 Brisbane.
Behind the scenes, Cody goes above and beyond, waking early each day to drive all over Brisbane to charity events and schools to give back and bring joy to people who need it most.
He turned his day job as a radio presenter into something that could truly benefit the community.
Cody has also invested a considerable amount of time and energy in assisting Rotary youth camps which help prepare young people between the ages of 14-18 for life after school. The camp equips students to succeed in the real world by providing them with personal and professional skills to manage a budget and develop an effective resume.
The youth camp has had such a positive impact that Cody has formed his own camp called ‘Camp Borderline’ in partnership with ‘Dolly’s Dream’ to support even more young people across South East Queensland.
In addition to his work with youth camps, Cody is a volunteer Brisbane Greeter and has participated in the CO-LAB youth road safety program with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Cody was the only representative, from the CO-LAB program, to be invited to the 2019 National Road Safety Summit where he worked with business owners, car manufacturers, social media representatives and government officials from across the country to develop plans for better road safety awareness in Australia.