Leaders take a stand at White-Out
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.