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Finding the positive

Youthline Press Release

On January 15th 2013, MAYWOB (Middle Aged Youth Workers on Bikes) will be making a stop in at Youthline Auckland to collect positive youth stories.


MAYWOB is an initiative by Invercargill’s Number 10 Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS).


The idea is that Number 10 Youth Services Manager Jocelyn Johnstone and her colleague Ruth McLauchlan will ride motorbikes around New Zealand, capturing the stories of young people who have come from challenging backgrounds and turned their lives around.


Youthline CEO Stephen Bell says Youthline is looking forward to hosting the duo at Youthline.


“All too often we get to hear the negative stories associated with youth, so this is a great opportunity to tell the positive stories and highlight just how resilient youth are,” says Bell.


As a YOSS, Youthline support the wraparound and holistic care to young people that this model provides.


“We are 100% behind YOSS and are on a journey with them to improve young people’s access to health and social services and give them a safe place where they can reach out for support if they need it.”


MAYWOB will begin in Auckland on January 15th and travel to Hamilton, Taupo, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Kapiti Coast, Upper Hutt, Wellington and Christchurch, before finishing in Invercargill on January 22.


For media enquiries please contact:

Stephen Bell  027 2718151 OR Jocelyn Johnstone: 0274724711

Youth Help NZ

Phone: 0800 37 66 33

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