Raechel Osborne CEO of Kapiti Youth Support or KYS, was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow recognition  for her outstanding contribution to the Kapiti community, particularly to youth through KYS. Kapiti Rotary has been a financial supporter and advocate of KYS for many years because it is an effective provider of health and support services for youth, a sector that club members are particularly interested to see have every chance to get ahead.
Raechel has community Rachel has over 30 years' experience in heath, social services and youth development.  Raechel has been a member of various regional and national groups, including as a member of the Regional Youth Mortality Review Committee; she has served on the University of Auckland Youth Health Specialisation Advisory Group and as an Executive Member of the national Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) network
Past president Chris Tchernovski presents the Paul Harris Award to Raechel
Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) is a free confidential health and support service for anyone aged 10 - 24 living in Kapiti. Their Service is available for all health concerns and issues whether physical or emotional. Whether youth need a chat over a cuppa, advice, support or treatment, KYS are approachable, friendly and easy to talk with. All of KYS'doctors, nurses, mentors, social workers, coaches and counsellors are fully trained and offer professional services which are FREE of charge! If KYS can't help you, they'll know who can. KYS is also the Kapiti 'Youth Service' provider. 'Youth Service’ helps young people stay in or get back into education, training, or into work based learning. KYS want young people to have the skills to get a job that will help them have a better life. Young people aged 16-17 who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) and young people applying for financial assistance or who are also NEET can work with KYS Youth Coaches to find the best pathway for them. Young parents aged 16-18 years applying for financial assistance also work with KYS. Give KYS a call and ask to speak to one of their ‘Youth Service’ Coaches