Lead­ers take a stand at White-Out

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - SAN­DRA HUNTER

Mata­mata Col­lege school lead­ers will be mak­ing a stand against fam­ily vi­o­lence at the White-Out Walk ‘N’ Wheels event.

Sev­eral lead­ers have been in­volved in plan­ning the event which in­vites Mata­mata to show a united front against fam­ily vi­o­lence.

Event or­gan­is­ers BUSC (Build­ing Unity for a Safer Com­mu­nity) meet at Starfish So­cial Ser­vices, with whom col­lege lead­ers have had an ‘‘ab­so­lutely mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial’’ col­le­gial re­la­tion­ship, said man­ager Jo McNaughton.

McNaughton, also the BUSC rep­re­sen­ta­tive work­ing in fam­ily safety, says the young lead­ers play a valu­able role in as­sist­ing Starfish when it comes to de­sign­ing and de­vel­op­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s pro­grammes for young peo­ple.

‘‘Young peo­ple know what young peo­ple want,’’ she says.

‘‘It is a priv­i­lege to work and col­lab­o­rate with young peo­ple who then gain the lead­er­ship skills to men­tor those younger than them­selves.’’

White-Out Walk ‘N’ Wheels, Satur­day, Novem­ber 19, 10am­noon, Wa­haroa Road East; 3km walk be­gins at 10.45am at the 100km sign past New World.

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