scoop.co.nz 17 Mar, 2021 05:00 am

Youth Week 2021 – We're Stronger Together

Youth Week 2021 – We're Stronger Together
Youth Week 2021 creates intentional space for young people to lead and respond to their own wellbeing and that of their whānau and communities. This contrasts the recent negative focus on young people as ‘flouters’ of COVID guidelines during ...

Scoop i Regional Youth Week 2021 – We're Stronger Together Youth Week 2021 creates intentional space for young people to lead and respond to their own wellbeing and that of their whānau and communities.This contrasts the recent negative focus on young people as ‘flouters’ of COVID guidelines during the recent Level 3 lockdown in Auckland.Ara Taiohi (the peak body for youth development) is the kaitiaki of Youth Week, an annual festival of events where we as a nation are able to celebrate our young people, their strengths, talents and resilience."Traditionally Youth Week’s primary strategy is to support young people in our communities to run creative events for and with other young people", says Shannan Wong, Director of Youth Week.

"2021 provides the opportunity for young people and youth sector organisations to take the lead in planning events with pivoting abilities to align with government COVID expectations".This year’s theme, chosen by young people, reflects a commitment to the wellbeing of all of Aotearoa, and the important role young people play in this.

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