Youth Week 2024 in Whaingaroa

As Youth Week 2024 approaches, the Whaingaraoa Youthwork Collective (WYC) is gearing up to host two events aimed at celebrating and empowering local rangatahi. Scheduled from May 20th to 26th, this week promises an array of activities to honour the youth in the community.

Under the theme ‘Māwherangi a tama roto ka taka, kāpuia ake ka pūrangiaho,’ which emphasizes the collective strength of unity, WYC is set to kick off the festivities with two awesome events.

The first event, “Clay Hand-Building,” invites 12 to 18-year-olds to unleash their creativity at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre on Friday, May 24th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Hosted by Jess Hill and Olivia Dean-Chambers, attendees can craft their clay masterpieces while enjoying snacks and camaraderie. Admission is free, with limited spots available. Those interested can register through WYC’s Instagram handle, @whaingaroayouthworkcollective, and transportation assistance is available upon request.

The excitement continues with the “Wahine Moe Youth Cruise – Harbour Trip and Beach Walk” on Sunday, June 2nd, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Open to 13 to 18-year-olds, this event promises a scenic harbour cruise followed by a leisurely beach walk to Te Kaha Point, complete with food and music. Registration is required via WYC’s Instagram, @whaingaroayouthworkcollective, and the event will be postponed in case of adverse weather conditions.

For inquiries or assistance, Gabrielle Parson can be contacted at 021 844 785.

Youth Week is a time to amplify the voices and contributions of young New Zealanders, fostering vibrant communities and encouraging youth to embrace challenges with optimism. As WYC invites the community to come together and empower its youth, let’s join hands in celebrating this special week.

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