Chaplain Kerin Williams had a YouthCARE stall as part of Kelmscott Senior High School’s ‘Act Belong Commit’ Student Health Expo.
There was a fantastic turnout, with more than 30 local services and organisations who support young people represented on the day. Students played games, took on challenges, MC Trooth from Reach1 Teach1 played a DJ set and even got some kids involved in freestyle rapping.
“I liked that there were so many different organisations in one place, so it’s easy to find one that suits each individual, the free stuff was cool too!” — Year 11 student
“Having a chaplain’s table was fabulous because at a school with 1400 students, I don’t often get the chance to talk to them without a referral,” Kerin said.
“I had a blast chatting with so many students about their day, giving away Lifeline cards and YouthCARE swag, plugging the programs I run, and quizzing them on who I am and where they can find me! These little chats build to meaningful conversations where I get to speak encouragement into their lives.”