Thursday, May 3, 2012

Updates from School's Out and Helpline


Things have quietened down for School's Out in April, but we've still been involved in exciting activities for our holidays including a successful trip to the zoo, and a games day at Zeal. A number of our youth have also been involved in the Toi Whakaari production, That's So Gay which is a collection of true stories which reflect the lives of our queer youth. The show sold out over three nights, and we hope that everyone managed to get a chance to see this awesome performance!

School's Out would also like to thank all of its wonderful volunteers. The role of a facilitator can take up a lot of time, as well as be emotionally demanding, and we appreciate the effort that each of our volunteers (including those behind the scenes) put into making this a strong and supportive organisation for youth.
Lastly, if you know of anyone between the ages of 14-18 who is queer or questioning, don't forget to let them know about us, and pass on our number: 0277 639 793. Kassie

We were available for 15/18 days in April, took 7 calls (3 male, 4 female) and spoke for 2hrs. The callers were a mix of people who recently moved to Wellington or who were coming out.

That's the lowest number of monthly calls in ages.  What happened in April?  If you would like information about the local GLBTI community, want a referral to another group or just want to chat about what's going on in your life, give us a call.  We've got a diverse group of volunteers ready to say hello from Sunday through to Wednesday, 7.30pm-9.30pm.  Phone 04 473 7878.