Count young people’s voices in your community during Youth Week

Youth WeekYouth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people.

Youth Week recognises the amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand. The week also recognises the youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young people.

The week inspires us to value, support, and affirm the diversity of young people in our society. We want Aotearoa to be a country where young people are vibrant and optimistic and are supported and encouraged to take up challenges.

For the older generation it’s about how we engage with the young people in our lives – whether it’s sharing our stories, supporting them to achieve their dreams or being a listening ear when life gets tough.

How you can celebrate or mark Youth Week 2017

Hear our voices translated in multiple languages.Youth Week 2017 (26th May to 4th June) celebrates youth voices in the community – Our Voices count; count our voices. This year’s theme is all about giving young people a voice that counts by supporting them to:

  • get involved in their community,
  • contribute to community development projects,
  • give feedback on policies or decisions that impact them
  • have their say in the upcoming national election, or
  • get informed about issues that affect them.

There will be lots of events happening nationwide to celebrate Youth Week.


Ara Taiohi is an organisation for youth development in New Zealand. They want to showcases examples of people supporting young people across the country on their website. Share your story or nominate someone else by sending an email (communications[at], with the Subject: Story).

Source: Ara Taiohi website.

Published on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, under Uncategorised
Page last updated: 06/06/2017

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