Mates and Dates
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
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).More about Jordyn
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.More about Fem
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.More about Janey-Rose