Youthline is a community organisation providing support services for young people across New Zealand. I began my involvement by training and working as a youth counsellor. I then trained as a facilitator and performance educator working in schools and community organisations dealing with social issues. Voice was trial personal development programme for youth. I was part of a core group responsible for designing and running programme modules, which consisted of various personal development groups, experiences and exercises. The inaugural programme was the first of a number for the organisation, the success of which helped it gain support and funding to set up an alternative schooling service catering for youth failing in mainstream education.