Samaritans Celebrates Youth Week

On Monday 10 April, Samaritans celebrated Youth Week with a community event organised in consultation with young people in the Hamilton South area.

There was a great turn out from the community with over 150 people attending to enjoy a BBQ, games, workshops, entertainment and cultural activities. Each young person also received a show bag full of information resources and goodies.

“What made this event stand out was that we were able to partner up with students from Newcastle TAFE who were studying a Certificate 4 in Youth Work. They were able to assist in running the event, as well as many of them performing, singing, playing the guitar, the haka and rapping,” Rachelle Wills, event organiser said.

Thank you to Newcastle City Council for providing grant funding to make the event happen.  Also to the services and individuals involved in collaborating the event:

• Samaritans Reconnect
• Up & Up
• Wesley
• Young Healthy Minds
• Family Action Group
• Mission Australia
• Starshine Face Painting
• Jumpabout Castles
• Legal Aid
• DJ KidDream
• Newcastle TAFE
• Aunty Phyllis Darcy & Terri-Lee – welcome to country
• Matty from TAFE doing the Haka