SAY 'HELLO' TO THE TEAM
JO LANE - Manager
Jo has an important role to be active in supporting Marlborough Youth Trust growth and development. Jo's role is also to oversee My Space.
MAXINE SWEENEY - MYT Youth Worker
Maxine has stepped into a youth workers role within Seddon Youth Community and built relationships with youth to connect them to opportunities an fun. Maxine has successfully completed Careerforce level 4 in Youth Work Certificate and Whanau Ora training. Maxine's kindness and sense of humour builds rapport with everyone she meets.
AARON WATERS - Picton Youth Worker
Aaron has been involved with the YES program for 3 years and brings wonderful skills and strengths that he shares with the Youth in Emergency Services program. Aaron has been actively involved in Picton networking and hearing from the Youth Community, and what they would like to see happen in Picton- he is supporting the CACTUS program in Picton.
Ruby King- Junior Youth worker.
She is currently studying her level 3 youth workers certificate. She is amazing at keeping the admin tidy here at Myspace and she love coordinating MYT Sticks & wheels group and Youth in Emergency Services
Ihaia Stretch- Junior youth worker.
He is currently studying his level 3 youth workers certificate. He will often be playing music in the music room or playing basketball with youth. Ihaia helps deliver the Youth Employability Program, young adults & events
Sam Crouch is a junior youth worker.
He has completed his level 3 youth workers certificate. He helps support the Rainbow youth & love making sure the books balance at Myspace
SOSAIA MESUI - Friend of the Trust
Our youth representative speaking on behalf of youth in Marlborough, actively gets out and supports all of our events.
JONATHAN CASH - Friend of the Trust
Jonathan is a past Youth Representative. Currently studying in Auckland, he has volunteered at many events over the years and continues to help when he returns home to Marlborough.
LYNNE AGNEW - Friend of the Trust
Lyne is a volunteer to the Trust. She attends meetings regularly and also helps out at events.
Lyne is a Career Advisor who can help youth with Career advice...you can find her at Careers Marlborough.
GRAHAM BARSANTI - Friend of the Trust
Graham has been a trustee for MYT for over 10 years. He was great wisdom for the team here at Marlborough Youth Trust.
LIBBY CRAIGHEAD - Friend of the Trust
Libby helps in the trust when she can, supporting Max with the youth in Seddon
RUSSELL SMITH - Chairperson
Russell is the Chairperson of the Marlborough Youth Trust. He is the Blenheim Community Constable and has been a member of the NZ Police for over 30 years. He is, and has been, a representative on over a dozen steering groups in Marlborough, including Safe and Sound at the Top which succeeded in obtaining the World Health Organisation Safe Community Accreditation for Marlborough. Russell has a focus on community safety and a passion for working towards establishing holistic processes that link Marlborough youth providers and youth into youth development initiatives.
AMAROA KATU - Secretary
Amaroa has worked in health for over 10 years,and is the Community Health Services Manager for the Marlborough Primary Health. Amaroa looks at initiatives to improve access to health services for youth and to identify and reduce any gaps to services.
HELEN McLEAN - Trustee
Helen is a part time Health Promoter at Public Health Service, with a focus on young people and positive sexuality. She provides information and resources to those who work with young people. Helen initiated the Marlborough Colleges Peer Support program in 1996, where students learn health & service knowledge which they can pass onto their peers. Helen is a long time supporter of Rainbow Youth, and is keen to see that Marlborough supports all young people to reach their potential. Helen & her husband enjoy country life and have 2 young people of their own.
ANDREA CUNNIFFE - Treasurer
Andrea took on the role of MYT Treasurer in July 2016. Also the Treasurer for NZ Blue Light, she has a great interest in youth and the community, and is a fantastic asset to the MYT team!!
Dion Brown - MYT Trustee
Dion is new to Marlborough and brings an incredible amount of business and youth developments skills to the trust
MARLBOROUGH Maori Wardens:
Proudly support Marlborough Youth Trust at the youth events here at Myspace and in community
Soni Kula, is a friends of MYT.
He was a Mytag at MYT, and completed his level 3 Youth workers Certificate & worked as a Junior youth worker and Youth Employability Program facilitator
ANDY ROWE - Retired Trustee
Andy was instrumental with Myspace being fit for Purpose for youth work in Marlborough - you will find him at Marlborough Chamber of Commerce