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Bethany Walters

Ara Taiohi Role: Operations Manager & INVOLVE Project Lead
Pronouns: She/Her

Creative, Learner, Connector, Problem solver, Empath, Teacher, Mentor. Animal lover and plant-based foodie!

My favourite thing about working in the Child and Youth Care Sector is engaging with young people in the life spaces that they occupy. I enjoy listening to the stories that they tell, and learning from them. I strongly believe that young people are the key to a more equitable future and it is our duty as mentors to foster agency in young people so they can live to their fullest potential.  

I have two favourite things about working in the youth sector:

Firstly I LOVE being centred in a community that is strengths-based and mana enhancing. I love that we teach one another how to be people-lifters rather than pushing one another down. We are one interdependent, interconnected human organism and together we rise and fall. Secondly I love the youth sector because of the young people! Aotearoa has some seriously cool taiohi and it is a real honour to meet them, mentor them, advocate for them, and be in their lives. I couldn’t ask for a better job.


Graduate Diploma in Teaching (primary)

Bachelor of Arts, double Major in English and Psychology

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