AFTER a recruitment drive in early December, Word and Mouth have welcomed 22 young people into the youth organisation, creating a new record for the most recruits in one year.
The new recruits, who have committed to join Word and Mouth for 12 months, are from various backgrounds, ages, faiths and schools, with the youngest being 12, the eldest being 24. The recruits will assist in putting on events and other activities in Greater Shepparton during the year.
Word and Mouth Project Manager, Jim Gow said, “They’re a very diverse group from various backgrounds. It will be interesting to have new blood in the water and to have fresh ideas floating around. We have some members from last year who have set themselves new challenges and goals so we are really hoping to see some great things in 2016.
“We are also hoping to see the young people leave this year with something more that previous years, such as a first aid certificate.”