Rise - Issue 20 - September 2012
Welcome to issue 20 of Rise. The theme is Opening Doors.
From circus stages to rural maraes, military barracks to kindergartens, our staff and providers are doing some truly inspirational work to open all kinds of doors for all kinds of people.
You can read about them now in the September issue of Rise magazine.
Opening doorsLooking for work felt like knocking on a long row of locked doors for Stacey, Harjinder and Tammy. It took a dental firm committed to making a difference and a Limited Service Volunteer course to open the door into a career. Rise tells their story and talks to other employers with a sense of responsibility for helping young people into work.
Role models, lifelines and legends“Most of the boys we see, their dad is long gone. The Youth Court is a court of fatherless drifting boys… They seek out role models like heat seeking missiles,” says Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft. Rise meets a young man who is turning his life around, the mentor who took him in hand, plus judges and youth workers who say that for troubled young guys, a mentor can be a lifeline.
A place to be a parent
Seven state homes with round-the-clock support have become places where struggling parents can keep their kids safe and do a better job of raising them. The programme is a team effort by Upper Hutt’s Child, Youth and Family, Salvation Army and Housing New Zealand. In this feature, a family tells its story and Rise talks to the amazing couple who run the Supporting Living Homes.
Plus our regular columns
- Photo essay – Circus Connection
- Regional round-up
- Tips and links