Kia ora my name is Madeline Francis, I am 19 years old, and I have the privilege of being able to serve the management team as chairperson.
During the day I work as a support tutor in the Education Centre at the YMCA. And in my spare time I am completing a Dip in Youth Development, Dip in Life Coaching and a Cert in Te Reo and running a youth group.
As a registered Clifton Strength coach, I am deeply passionate about speaking to the greatest of all young people, especially those who have had it rough.
My dream is to birth a ‘safe home’ in an at risk community for young people in crisis. Every step I take today is with that vision in sight.
Hey! My name is Kusal, and this is my second year on the Youth Voice Canterbury management team. I'm a full time software engineer by day, and a graphic designer and musician by night. I'm a mobile developer at Verizon Connect and a drummer for The Reconstruction. If you don't see me playing music or on a computer, I'll be out with my camera! I've been in and amongst the youth volunteer scene of Christchurch since 2015 and am using all that I have learned so far to make a Canterbury a greater place for young people to involved with!
This year I'll be taking on a bit of the admin being the YVC elected secretary putting my analytical and arranger skills to the test. I can't wait to see the impact YVC will have on the community throughout 2019!
Watch this space!
Kia ora, my name is Alyce Lysaght (pronounced Elise) and I am so excited to be on the Youth Voice Canterbury management team this year! I am originally from Ashburton and was on the Ashburton Youth Council for two years, fulfilling the role as a general member and then chairperson. I am currently in my second year of studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering (Natural Resources) at the University of Canterbury. At the university, I am also on the Student Volunteer Army executive for 2019. I have always been extremely passionate about creating networks and opportunities to help unleash the potential of young people, which is why I am so excited for the year ahead with YVC!