Waltja’s youth worker mentoring project has supported our Reconnect program in Papunya, Mt Liebig, Titjikala and Santa Teresa. The mentoring project has provided lots of training and work experience for community members who would like to learn about jobs in youth work and community service. Some of our youth worker mentors are Isobel Gorey, Pam Brown, Aneisha Gorey, Florence Gorey, Zachius Turner, Brian and Rosalie Wells.
Youth worker mentors did a lot of different activities, like youth bush trips, culture trips, work in the Waltja town office, taking photos, creating stories and teaching young people strong ways to stay connected to family, culture and community. They were trained by Waltja staff and in-turn provided Waltja staff with cultural support.
Some youth work mentors have got jobs in their communities, Florence Gorey is a School Attendance Worker now.
Thanks to all the Youth Worker Mentors of 2013 & 2014!