Saturday, May 28, 2016
ED---Word-and-Mouth-fresh-blood

New blood welcomed to steer youth activities

David Lee January 27, 2016
ARMY OF YOUTHS… From left, Word and Mouth Army Youth Committee Members, Afrah Abkar, Nimi Jumapili, Ally McEwan, Nathan Barker, Chelsea Smith, Jack Clark, Izzy Treacy, Isabelle Ryan, Jarrod Keep, Natalie Dobbyn, Kane Wilson, Joseph Farren, Tyler De Jong and Renae Penfold. Photo: Emma Hillier.

ARMY OF YOUTHS… From left, Word and Mouth Army Youth Committee Members, Afrah Abkar, Nimi Jumapili, Ally McEwan, Nathan Barker, Chelsea Smith, Jack Clark, Izzy Treacy, Isabelle Ryan, Jarrod Keep, Natalie Dobbyn, Kane Wilson, Joseph Farren, Tyler De Jong and Renae Penfold. Photo: Emma Hillier.

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.”