THE infamous “Schoolies Week” began for Queens-landers yesterday (November 20) and will wrap up on November 26.
Kedron parish youth worker Jess Woodward said Schoolies Week, an opportunity for graduating Year 12 students to “let their hair down”, can often see school leavers needing support while away from family and regular support structures.
That’s precisely why she’s joined the Reg Frogs crew and she will be based on the Gold Coast this week for the event.
“We’re going to look out for the Schoolies and make sure they have someone to talk to,” she said.
“It’s about keeping them safe and keeping them fed.”
The Red Froggers have handed out thousands of red frogs (lollies) in previous years and have cooked thousands of pancakes.
They’ve also helped school leavers to walk back to their accommodation safely and even cleaned up where necessary.
Operating for more than 12 years, the energetic volunteers are well accepted and trusted among the school leavers as are members of the Rosies and St Vincent de Paul Society teams who are always on hand during Schoolies Week.
Red Frogs is an inter-denominational support network for young people.
Watch this space for more news from Jess and the Red Frog brigade.
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