When her children were all at school, Marlene decided to return to study at Kangaroo Point TAFE College (now part of Southbank Institute of Technology), where she completed studies in Welfare. She also went on to complete early childhood studies through the Creche and Kindergarten Association. With these tertiary qualifications and a strong motivation to help her people, community and family, Marlene spent much of her later life working with various groups and organisations to improve human services within the Logan area.These roles included work within: the Aboriginal Medical Centre, the Logan Creche and Kindergarten Association, the Burragah School, Youth and Family Services (YFS), and the Logan Brothers and Sisters organisation. Marlene was appointed Indigenous Liaison Worker within Centre Education where she also worked as live-in caretaker. Her last few years were spent proudly working as the Indigenous Liaison Officer at Logan Hospital. Marlene passed away in 1995 aged 50.
“Marlene Moore was prepared to go ‘one step beyond’ because she had a vision and a dream about young people which she wanted to nourish and share”
The schools in our network: Deception Bay FLC, Hemmant FLC, Noosa FLC, and Gympie FLC. Each school strives to embody the Youth+ principles of RESPECT, PARTICIPATION, SAFE & LEGAL, and HONESTY.