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Chief Executive Officer

Jen is originally from Scotland and been in New Zealand for 14 years working in several leadership/management roles in health, not-for-profit, local authority and education sectors.

Jen has extensive experience in the public health, health promotion and community/youth development sector

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Transitions Youth Worker

My name is Jordyn and I am a Transitions Youth Worker, my role is helping young people that have been in care transition back to whanau/independency.

I am a proud Tokelauan/Maori born and raised in Rotorua with 3 beautiful kids who mean the world to me.

I have a strong passion for working with youth as I enjoy helping people and seeing them achieve their goals and be happy. I enjoy sports mainly rugby/league and golf, I believe sports is an awesome avenue or tool that youth can use to build relationships and feel apart of something. (team culture, being a team member).

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Mates and Dates Coordinator

Hey I’m Fem and my partner in crime is Scooby.

I am a nurse but do a few different things at the youth centre. My main job is co-ordinating and delivering Mates and Dates which is a sexual violence prevention and healthy relationship program which we run in the schools.

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Youth Worker - Creative Programmes

The name’s GUS TE MONI. I am a tireless seeker of knowledge, occasional purveyor of wisdom and also, coincidentally, a radio broadcasting champion, reigning KING of processes & systems and loyal worker for the youth and their families.

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Youth Worker - Navigator

Kia ora! Joel King-Hazel here. I am one of the team members of the youth development team.

Our team is dedicated to creating programmes and projects for young people to take part in, that expand and challenge young people through activities.

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Youth Navigator

Ko Matawhaura te Maunga, Ko Rotoiti te Roto, Ko Ngati Rongomai te Hapu, Ko Te Arawa te Waka, Ko Te Arawa te Iwi

KIA ORA! Im Janey! I am born and breed in Rotorua and have a passion for supporting our local Rangatahi.

I started with RYC in 2020 facilitating the mates and dates programme in local high schools, supporting and encouraging young people to have healthy relationships.

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