UnBoxed answers tough questions for youths
Two students have come up with an initiative to help young Aucklanders answer one of the most daunting questions about their future.
Rangitoto College student Sayurie Naicker, 15, and Albany Senior High School student Mikayla Scott, 17, are co-founders of UnBoxed, an organisation aimed at presenting young people with opportunities which will help shape their future.
UnBoxed uses professionals in various industries to offer advice and motivation to young Auckland high school students from years 9 to 13.
‘‘One of the hardest questions for young people in high schools right now is the question about what they want to do after school,’’ Naicker said.
‘‘And we want to help them answer that by linking our members with universities, workplaces and people of interest as well as new careers and their requirements.’’
Scott said figuring out one’s future after high school is chal- lenging without resources and people.
‘‘As a high school student myself, I understand how hard that is. Not everyone has the right connections to set them up with a great internship, studies or job.’’
The concept for UnBoxed came about midway through last year as the girls brainstormed over cups of hot chocolate. the right
Sayurie Naicker and Mikayla Scott founded UnBoxed to help young people with their futures.