24-7 Youth Worker at Kaipara College – Kelly Viljoen
Kelly Viljoen is part of a nation-wide youth worker programme known as 24-7 YouthWork. This was started in Christchurch around 10 years ago and is now in approximately 75% of state high schools in Canterbury and 13% nationwide including schools in Whangarei, Dargaville, Long Bay and Whangaparaoa.
Kelly’s role as a 24-7 YouthWorker is to spend 10 hours a week working with students and staff at Kaipara College focussing on five key outcomes:
- Supporting students and complementing the input of staff.
- Building positive relationships with students and staff.
- Cultivating school spirit.
- Leadership development of students.
- Integration with suitable out-of-school activities for students.
Kelly is in Kaipara College on most Wednesdays and Fridays and can be contacted through the Kaipara College Student Centre or our Trust Director.
Each term, OutWest Youth Community Trust completes a term report for Kaipara College which explains in more detail what Kelly has been getting up to within the school and her key focuses looking ahead. This is also available from our Trust Director on request.
Please don’t hesitate to wave Kelly over and to have a chat when you see her around whether in Kaipara College or around our community. She is more than happy to answer your questions and, if there is anything you think she can assist with, please just let our Trust Director know.
If you would like to financially support our 24-7 Youth Worker at Kaipara College, please click here for more information.