Whangarei Youth Space opened in 2014 in response to a need identified by Whangarei young people, and the wider community, for a safe, welcoming youth-focused space in central Whangarei. The aim was to provide a place of belonging, easy access to support, development opportunities, and youth-specific health services.
Today, Whangarei Youth Space is a vibrant Youth One Stop Shop. In the last year we have provided over 3000 Youth with Health and Youth Development support, including mentoring, leadership development and employment pathways.
We work on a model of a youth / adult partnership which sees young people aged 18 to 24 take 50% of the trustee roles on our board. We work in consultation with our Youth, offering leadership development and and ensuring we are relevant to their needs, and their voice is heard. Want to find out more about Youth Adult Partnerships – click here
A PDF of our current strategy is available for download.
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Our Team and their roles.