Schools Based Youth Workers and VolunteersBotany Downs Secondary College Team

Botany Downs Secondary College Team

Botany Downs Secondary College has 6 youth workers and one youth worker manager. Each Whanau has a youth worker.

Donavan Hartel

Donavan started as a paid Youth Worker for BDSC in term 3 of 2015. Donavan is the youth worker for Koru Whanau. Originally from South Africa, he has worked in youth work and youth development for over 6 years. Donavan is also the youth pastor at St. Columba Presbyterian Church.
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Ethan Miller

Ethan started as a paid Youth Worker at BDSC in term 3 of 2015. He is the youth worker for Britten Whanau. He plans to make a career out of youth work and youth development. He is passionate about youth and is an avid basketball player. Ethan is also the youth director of Eastview Baptist.
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Jackie Cox

Jackie has volunteered as a youth worker at BDSC since 2012. She became a paid youth worker in 2015. She is the youth worker for the Endevour Whanau. She is part of the St. Columba Presbyterian youth leadership team.
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Josh Turner

Josh began work as a Youth Worker at BDSC in 2016. He is the youth worker for Blake Whanau. He has worked with Eastview Baptist for the last few years helping coordinate youth programmes there. He is passionate about helping people and loves his rugby.
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Mike Turinsky (Manager)

Mike Turinsky has worked as a youth worker in the Spirit Whanau for many years. He is also the paid youth work manager over the other youth workers at BDSC.
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Paul Gray

Paul is the newest paid Youth Worker at BDSC. He is the youth worker for ____ Whanau. He has worked with Howick Community Church for the last few years helping coordinate youth programmes there.
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