“As parents it has been most beneficial to have another positive role model involved in Nick’s life helping him develop skills and have a place to talk about stuff that he may choose not to at home. Over the time Nick has been meeting with Renda a good relationship has formed where Nick respects her and feels supported. Renda has gone the extra mile and met with us as parents to gain a bigger picture understanding of the family and issues surrounding Nick. We are very thankful for the involvement of 24-7 Youth Work in Green Bay High. We feel that it has made a real difference as Nick has struggled with often being bullied and marginalised. To be able to have a safe place to talk and learn skills for dealing with these issues that go beyond what the school can normally provide is fantastic. We believe that Renda’s combination of being well grounded combined with her own personal values and her counseling skills make her a real asset for the school.” -Grant & Leanne, Parents*
“Renda helped me with strategies to deal with bullying. She has helped me make new friends. She gives me time to express myself. She does things in a fun way and gives us something to look forward to at school.” – Nick, student*
“As a school, we are committed to supporting our young people, and having the opportunity to share that responsibility with members of our community is great. 24-7 is providing us with such a wonderful resource, and we are keen to extend and grow its potential.” -Sandy Begg, Deputy Principal.
* – names have been changed for privacy reasons