Young people are not just the future of the Society in New Zealand — they are the Society, as they always have been. The Society was founded by seven people, most of whom were teenagers.
The object of having a youth arm of the Society that caters for people from age about 11 to 30ish is to help them to realise that there are people in society in need, and to encourage them to help those people. They are also encouraged to realise that the reason Vincentians help people is not just because they feel good doing this work, but because of the Gospel message to love your neighbour as yourself.
In Dunedin and Central Otago, we operate in most of the Catholic Primary schools as well as Kavanagh College.
Our Youth Co-ordinator is LJ Apaipo and he can be contacted at the George Street Centre.