Eastern Courier : November 17th 2010
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For Christmas mail in New Zealand the dates are December 21 for Standard Post and December 23 for Fast- Post and CourierPost. A guiding light for youth Walking the talk: From left, Matt Chamberlin, Mike Turinsky and David Hoe are fulfilling a vision to help youth. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By NICOLA WILLIAMS Anyone who s experienced tough times at high school would wish they had someone like David Hoe around. As a youth worker at Botany Downs Secondary College he is a lifeline to students who struggle to reach out to talk to someone. His work at the college has been funded by a Botany Chari- table Trust fundraiser that has contributed $11,000 towards youth work in the community. Young Life youth workers spend time at local schools as an outreach to students. We re not a school counsel- lor, police officer or teacher, we are a caring person in their world on a different platform, he says. David and other passionate local youth workers Matt Chamberlin and Mike Turinsky build relationships with schools to talk about issues affecting students such as home life, exams, bullying, motivation and drug taking. The Young Life New Zealand Trust, affiliated to local churches, is dedicated to sup- porting teenagers to reach their potential. Youth workers are regularly present on school campuses, building trust and being access- ible to talk about issues they face. We have conversations with them and give input where it s appropriate, David says. The trust s vision is for Bot- any youth to be mentored to develop healthy attitudes and values so they strive for excel- lence in their school and per- sonal lives. Youth workers walk the school grounds during breaks ready to chat to anyone needing an ear. Some are involved in coaching sport which provides a way to develop rapport with students and open the com- munication lines. One girl who was sitting out physical education got chatting to a youth worker and revealed she was being abused at home. It s a big hurdle for a student to see a guidance counsellor, our youth workers can fill a gap, Matt says. The trust aims to provide up to 12 youth workers in local colleges next year and further increase numbers as new schools open. Matt says there is nothing more rewarding than seeing young people s lives change in a positive way.
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