At the 8 Aug 17 Tawa Rotary meeting, Daryl Judd, Edmund Salem and Murray Lucas gave great insights into a programme established between the Tawa Baptist Church and Tawa College. This programme is called 24-7 YouthWork which is a successful and unique youth work initiative that connects the needs ofmainstream youth in schools with services in the community.
24-7 YouthWork began back in 1997 between the Youth Arm of the Spreydon Baptist Church and high schools in the area. It was formed to reflect a holistic nature and involvement with young people in the various settings in a local community. 24-7 YouthWork in New Zealand for 2017 has engaged with 103,651 young people, involving 175 youth workers across 74 schools.
Murray Lucas, Principal and Edmund Salem, Guidance Councillor at Tawa College spoke on the importance of this programme for the students. Daryl Judd became the Team Leader for Tawa College when the school joined the 24-7YW Network in 2015. Employed as the Youth and Associate Pastor at Tawa Baptist, Daryl has been involved in youth work (either paid or voluntary) for several years.