Last month Year 9 students from Bayside Christian College were joined by the Street Peace outreach team during their Service Week to workshop ideas on how they could make a change for the better in our community.
Jay Shelling, founder of Street Peace, introduced the students to the charity’s mission and vision and took them on the journey of how Street Peace began. Outreach workers recreated the youth drop-in ‘The Nest’, playing games like the ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Cup!’ game, which was a hit.
Programs Coordinator Rachael Holt led the small group workshopping activity, where the students shared their ideas for fundraising for Street Peace which included colour runs, donating clothing and food, and cooking for The Nest. Outreach Coordinator Ashley Schofield shared the Gospel through rap music and Junior Poe shared his powerful testimony about the hardships of being involved in street gangs. Many of the kids were moved and when asked if they would like prayer, many responded.
“It’s great for our students to hear about the positive impact that Street Peace is making on the lives of disengaged youth in Frankston,” said James Siede, Bayside CC secondary teacher. “It’s important that we introduce our children to the local needs in the community and that we all can give a helping hand.”