Peel Youth Services announces new chief executive


New Peel Youth Services chief executive Liz Prescott. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d479573
New Peel Youth Services chief executive Liz Prescott. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d479573

PEEL Youth Services has gained a new chief executive officer , Liz Prescott, for the organisation’s The Bloc service in Greenfields.

The youth organisation run programs on 2.83ha of bushland near the Serpentine River, and is literally a breath of fresh air for many participants.

“The programs we offer at Peel Youth Services are best practice and I am so very proud to be a part of the team,” Ms Prescott said.

“I am looking forward to consolidating and building upon the programs that we offer at The Bloc and in schools.

“We have specialist youth workers embedded at two high schools working directly with students.

“Additionally we offer support and referral services to families of youth at risk.”

The Eyes Wide Open (EWO) program for young women and parents aged 14 to 25 years has worked with more than 350 teenage mothers and their babies over the last few years.

Creche facilities are available on site for participants.

The EWO team make home visits and provide outreach mentoring on pregnancy, parenting and child development.

The Step Up program offers parents and youth advice on violence in the family home.

The Groundshock program runs in high schools for boys and Choyces is a program for high school age girls that can be run either in the school environment or at The Bloc once a week.

Peel Youth Services chair Helen Douglas said Ms Prescott’s background in training, innovation and social enterprise would build the capacity of Peel Youth Services to address the changing needs of the community.

For more about Peel Youth Services call 9581 3365.

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