We’re a youth-focused DTS which has given us many opportunities to connect in with the young people of Australia through camps and Saturday youth programs called Youth Street. Finishing up our ‘lecture phase’ of DTS in Townsville now brings us to the ‘outreach phase’. We will be spending the next 6 weeks traveling around Australia speaking in schools on topics like prevention of binge drinking, bullying, and self-esteem. We’ve got a long way to go but are excited to impact this generation!
Where does our 6-week journey begin?
Newcastle, New South Wales (Australia). This place eats, sleeps, and breathes youth work. In our first week of being here we’ve already been able to participate in their Youth Street program. Youth Street was started here in Newcastle so it’s fun to be working alongside the “experts” and gain more experience.
Another project that we’ve been working on while being here in Newcastle is helping them finish their building renovations. When finished, they will finally be able to run their Youth Street program out of a building constructed just for youth! It’s been incredible being a part of the progress of building and serving in whatever way we can.