Look what’s coming up…. join us and get involved!

Having a splashing time!Thank you to our three local Rotary Clubs of Orewa, Whangaparaoa and Orewa/Millwater Satellite for their donation of $1000 following the second annual Generation Homes RotarySwimarathon in our community in June. The Rotary Clubs raised sufficient sponsorship to ensure that every cent of every dollar raised by the swimmers is donated to various local charities, and Youth In Transition was thrilled to be selected as one of these. The event was open to all, with fun sessions for mums & bubs through to children, adults and grandparents, plus competitive options. A swim team from Youth in Transition, led by Grayson Nipper, was just one of the 53 teams that swam on Sunday 30th June. Save the date: The next event will be held on Sunday 28th June 2020!
Thank you to Rotary for their continued support.
Chair of the 2019 event, Rotarian Brian Mullan, is seen here presenting the cash award to Tina Jones, with Grayson Nipper looking on.
SafeTALK reaches our community once again

In August, Caroline from A-OK presented the internationally recognised workshop SafeTALK to 35 people at Whangaparaoa Primary. With participants ranging from teachers, principals, parents and community members, it was once again a great reminder that we can all make a huge difference in people’s lives at times when they need help. The workshop is highly recommended if you ever have a chance to take part, as it provides simple tools to use on a daily basis, and can give you the confidence to offer help, where previously you may have hesitated. Thank you to Shared Vision for funding another SafeTALK in our community.

Time to move it, move it!
 The Get Moving Festival team has once again chosen Youth In Transition as their charitable partner for their 2020 running series and entries are now open. A donation from every entry will come to the charity, plus supporters of Youth In Transition can get a generous 20% discount on entries, so if you want to get moving early in 2020, email Sian at sian@youthintransition.org.nz to get the special discount code to use at checkout.Then you can enter here: http://getmovingfestival.co.nz/

We will be holding a bake sale again at each event, and would love your help with baking some goodies and/or helping us sell on event days.   If you can help, please email us at: sian@youthintransition.org.nz
A colourful approach

Our counselling team recently spent time with Mary Ashby-Green, when they learned all about the counselling and coaching tool Colournostics. Colournostics brings together Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and colour psychology, and will help us work with our clients to better articulate problems, pinpoint barriers to moving forward, and help visualise the future they want. It is an amazing tool that we are excited to introduce here at Youth In Transition! 

Coastie Christmas – coming soon!

A Very Coastie Christmas is happening again this year in Whangaparaoa to bring everyone together to celebrate, have fun and showcase what a great community we’re part of. On Sunday 8th December 12.30-3pm, various fun activities will be taking place such as face painting and bubble blowing for the kids, live music, stalls to browse and food to enjoy.

The Hope Shop is hosting a ‘pop up’ op shop so come over and say Hello!

Plus Youth In Transition will be running a raffle. With some great prizes up for grabs, we’ll be selling tickets prior to the event, so even if you can’t be there, you won’t miss out. Look out for an email with further info on this in the next couple of weeks.

If you are interested in donating or funding a prize for the raffle, please contact Sian at sian@youthintransition.org.nz or call her on 022 046 9922  Thank you. 
Thank Yous

There are always so many wonderful things happening at Youth in Transition, and we are very grateful for the ongoing support of individuals, community organisations and businesses who make our work possible. 
On behalf of all of us at Youth In Transition THANK YOU also to:

    HBC Community House
    Illuminate Church
    Lister Presbyterian Health Trust
    The Lion Foundation

And thank you to all the other community businesses, organisations and individuals who have helped us out through donations and other contributions in recent months. 
Free “Communicate” workshop
You are invited to a free facilitator-led workshop to assist parents in the art of quality two-way communication between them and their children (all ages, including teens).

Illuminate Community Trust is holding this event from 7-9pm on Wed 20th Nov and Wed 27th Nov, with facilitator and parent-coach Emma Berry, who is passionate about creating optimal environments in which to nurture and ‘grow’ well-grounded and well-rounded children.
 Location: Illuminate, 41A Millwater Parkway.
Please register your interest at: office@illuminate.org.nz
Spaces will be limited to 50 attendees per event. 

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