SPONSOR A YOUTH WORKER

We meet young people where they are at. We listen, support, strengthen and guide.

 

We rely on you: our local and national community. We cannot do what we do without you. When you sponsor a youth worker, you're impacting an average of 400 young people in the Whangaparaoa community a month.

When you sponsor a youth worker, we'll send you updates of their work and impact. You'll be part of the CYC community!

 

Thank you for your generosity.

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MICHAELA

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12 - 15 year old girls

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The people I work with are Whangaparaoa College students who suffer from anxiety, have problems making friends, or struggle with family life at home

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“I love making connections with people and helping them to open up with myself and others. It’s a pleasure to see them grow stronger in who they are as individuals.”

Colouring in, playing cards, and hot chocolate dates

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HANNAH

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Full time 24-7 Youth Work Team Leader & 24-7 Youth Worker 

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15 - 17 year old girls

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 I work with young people who attend Whangaparaoa College and suffer with anxiety, have trouble making friends, or have trouble with family life at home. 

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Walking, One-on-one Mentoring, School Events & Hot Chocolate Dates

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I aspire to help young people feel supported and included throughout their time at school. I love to see others succeed and to put a smile on their face!

SAM

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“I’m their bro. I love facilitating spaces that fit with each young person, and watching them develop a sense of self.”

Basketball, sports, hanging out, and playing the card game UNO

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The people I work with generally have some type of identity crisis. They’re often the ‘naughty’ guys who have rough home lives, or are new to the area and feel like they don’t fit in

14 - 15 year old guys

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Bachelor of Communications: Radio

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PETE

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Full time youth service worker

16 - 18 year old boys

The people I work with may have been sexually abused, battle with drug addictions, self harm, or need support around safe sex, and mental health

Walk the beach, drive somewhere new, coffee dates, and generally anything to make them feel special and valued

“My mission is to create a safe space for young people, and to ensure no one ever feels excluded. I try my best to look through each person’s worldview, and offer them support and help in a way that respects them as an individual.”