Youth Leading the Way

Published: 13-Mar-2019

Waimakariri Youth Council and the Council are stoked to share the adoption of a brand new Youth Strategy for the District.

The Youth Council spent months working hard to pull this document together. They led the process from start to finish including heaps of research, community engagement and document design. This truly was a youth –led project.

They designed the document to be as accessible as possible for young people and the wider community, while also providing a direction for the Council in terms of youth development.

They identified four broad themes as key targets:

  • Developing young people
  • Connection with community
  • Involvement and action
  • Locations and services.

Mayor David Ayers says, “We are so pleased to be able to present this document to the community. It is important that the Council has goals for youth development in the coming years and this document gives us those goals as identified by our young people. Our hope is that the Youth Strategy will help us see positive action for young people in our District.”

The Youth Council priorities for youth development this year are – youth spaces, youth employment and mental health.

And we need your help to deliver on this strategy!  So if you are a young person, want to get involved and have your say, Waimakariri Youth Council applications are open until 22 March here

Youth Strategy and Youth Survey results here

Name: Sam Redman

Phone: 0800 965 468