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Rapping it Up for Youth

Rapping it Up for Youth

Lloyd Martin is returning to the Waikato to the benefit of those in the region working with youth.

Lloyd will be in town to deliver another NZ famous ‘RAP Workshop’ at The Western Community Centre on the 19th and 20th of May from 9am-4pm.

Western Community Centre Manager Neil Tolan says he’s honoured to be hosting Lloyd at the Centre "For over 20 years Lloyd and his wife Anthea shared their home in Porirua with local young people. Working with them in their community as youth workers, teachers and in outdoors education. As the author of several books on youth work and cross cultural communication, holding degrees from Victoria University in anthropology and education, its always wonderful to have such a great facilitator for such an impressive workshop.

Lloyd currently works with Praxis, a network of practitioners and educators in youth work and community development across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. He says "RAP provides a powerful alternative to both punitive and permissive approaches.”

"Young people are enlisted as responsible agents in positive change. RAP deals with problems by focusing on strengths and solutions. RAP sets high expectations for youth to take responsibility and show respect for themselves and others.”

RAP is a a useful for all who are concerned with youth, whether professionals or lay persons. This course is well received by educators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, youth workers, and staff in treatment and youth justice settings. Those seeking training have also included parents, foster parents, mentors, and mature youth who are peer helpers. Registrations are now open via the Community Centre’s website,


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