Kāpiti Coast Youth Council is made up of a group of passionate 14-24 year olds who act as a voice for the needs and opinions of Kāpiti's young people to promote positive change in the community. The Kāpiti Coast Youth Council meets regularly to:
Applications for Youth2U Dollars 2016 have now closed. The Kāpiti Coast Youth Council offers Youth2U Dollars funding for groups of young people aged 12 – 24 years who live on the Kāpiti Coast. Youth2U Dollars funding helps young people reach their potential, follow their dreams and develop their interests and skills.
This year Youth Week was held on 21-29 May. The theme for 2016 was ‘Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu – Giving Back is Giving Forward’ and we focused on celebrating youth volunteering in Kāpiti. The Youth of the Day project highlighted six amazing young people who volunteer in their community.
An annual event for young people organised by the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council and Ngā Kākano. This year's festival took place on Saturday 9 April from 11.30am at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach. Check out our facebook page for photos and more info.
The Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Awards publicly recognise the diverse leadership and innovation shown by young people on the Kāpiti Coast. Young people can apply or be nominated by anyone from the Kāpiti Coast for nine different awards which will showcase and recognise the extraordinary talents, skills and abilities within our youth community.
Zeal Education Centre have contracted by the Council to deliver the Youth Development Centre in Paraparaumu and satellite services out in other communities across our District. The fact that Council has the youth development centre as one of its key projects in FutureKāpiti - long term plan 2015-35, shows the importance of this facility for young people in Kāpiti.
The journey started in 2010 when the Youth Council identified the need for a youth centre through a district-wide youth survey. We then used the Council’s Long Term Plan consultation process to raise awareness in the community of youth needs, promote the youth centre concept and foster community support.
Since then, we have been involved throughout the development phase. Youth Council participated in the Council’s community advisory group which investigated the feasibility of the initiative in 2012/13 and recommended the establishment of a youth centre. We were also represented on the evaluation panel which recommended Zeal as the preferred provider for the Youth Development Centre.
We are thrilled to have Zeal Kāpiti delivering this model and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with them when the facility is opened.
Check out our Kāpiti Coast Youth Council facebook page to keep up to date with what the Youth Council is up to.
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