We're delighted to welcome Vanessa Haruperi to work at St Mary's Youth Club in the role of Youth Development Manager, covering maternity leave for Rebecca Mills.
Vanessa writes, "Most of my work experiences have been in the local community with adults, children and young people. I have worked with young people in youth work, tutoring and mentoring roles across a range of settings such as youth centres, alternative provision (Pupil Referral Units), Saturday schools and the church. These experiences were great, as they allowed me to build relationships, provide educational support and guidance and encourage positive avenues for young people to pursue. I thoroughly enjoy building relationships with young people and providing opportunities to promote their personal growth and development.
"I am excited about joining the team and look forward to working alongside you all and making a contribution to SMICP."
St Mary's Youth Club is run by SMICP, an independent charity formed by St Mary's Church as a local partner for serving the people of Islington on our premises.