The Kāpiti Coast Youth Council is a group of young people from across the district who act as a voice for the needs and opinions of Kāpiti's young people to the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
Key things the Youth Council does:
The Youth Council offers Youth2U Dollars funding for individuals and 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.
The Action Plan outlines the joint commitments the Council and the Youth Council make to young people in the District aged 12 – 24 years of age. The Action Plan seeks to improve the quality of life for young people living in the District. It also seeks benefits for the District through increased youth participation in decision-making in core Council business.
The Youth Council manages the content, advancement and structure of the Action Plan in partnership with the Council. Each year the Youth Council direct their programme of work to progress towards the overall outcomes and goals of the Action Plan.
The Kāpiti Coast Youth Survey 2016 (Youth Survey) and information gathered from other engagement processes in 2015 and 2016 infrom the goals and aims of the Action Plan.
The survey captured the voices of over 15 percent of the youth population aged between 12-24 years. Most of the survey respondants were aged between 12-18 years of age.
Zeal Education Trust have been contracted by the Council to deliver the Youth Development Centre in Paraparaumu and satellite services out in other communities across our District. The journey started in 2010 when the Youth Council identified the need for a youth centre through a district-wide youth survey. The Youth Council then used the Council's Long Term Plan consultation process to raise awareness in the commmunity of youth needs, promote the youth centre concept and foster community support.
We are thrilled to have Zeal in Kāpiti and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with them.
-Check out our Kāpiti Coast Youth Council facebook page
-Find us on Instagram at kcyouthcouncil
-E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org