Youth Jobs Horowhenua
26 September 2014
Youth Jobs Horowhenua - written by Liam Mcleavey. At the start of August Liam Mcleavey launched a social initiative called Youth Jobs Horowhenua, which is a social initiative designed to help youth aged 13-24 find a job, as well as promote youth working in New Zealand.
Youth Jobs Horowhenua - written by Liam Mcleavey
Kia Ora, my name is Liam Mcleavey and I am 14 years old. I am the Deputy Chairperson of Youth Voice Horowhenua and the Founder of Youth Jobs Horowhenua. I’m from a small town in New Zealand called Levin. Levin is a beautiful slice of land located just north of Otaki past the Himatangi Straights.
I like to talk to as many youth as possible to find things that Youth Voice can work on in the community. When I was talking to people, some people said jobs were hard to find. We’ve always known this, but no one has actually done something about it. So at the start of August I launched a social initiative called Youth Jobs Horowhenua. Youth Jobs Horowhenua is a social initiative designed to help Youth aged 13-24 find a job, as well as to promote youth working in New Zealand. It is also designed to promote youth as good people, not the rude teenagers we are sometimes portrayed as. But how do we find the jobs? We are constantly engaging and communicating with our community. Communication and engagement is the key in our opinion, so we launched in the Horowhenua in August and in 20 days, six people have found full time jobs around the region. This may not seem like a lot, but to the people we have helped it is.
We’ve used Facebook as our tool, because we realised basically everyone was on Facebook, so we used this to an advantage. Writing this at the end of August we have just passed 300 likes which is amazing! At the moment my amazing team are currently in the process of taking this initiative nationwide.
If you want to support us like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/youthjobshorowhenua
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