Four members of our staff who are working in Wellington Colleges were able to attend the WISE UP conference in Auckland during the last school holidays. WISE UP, which is an acronym for “Workers In Schools Educate and Unlock Potential”, was a two day event that facilitated seminars and workshops from various professionals around New Zealand, including the Minister of Social Development, Hon. Anne Tolley and other key note speakers. The conference, which was attended by many Social Workers and Youth Workers in schools, was also a great opportunity to network with other organisations and share ideas about ways we can “educate and unlock potential” with our rangatahi in Wellington.
Calling any Senior College or University students who want to get involved in our new youth initiative!!!
We need you – to get involved in tutoring junior students, helping out with homework or offering your services as a reader-writer for different Colleges around the Wellington region at exam time. This month our youth volunteers and leaders are already booked in for 80 hours worth of reader-writing at different Wellington Colleges. If you are interested in being a reader-writer, a tutor or helping out with homework, please contact Courtney at Challenge 2000 on 477 0045. There will be an induction process and training given.