Listen to young people during Youth Week

Youth WeekYouth Week is a nationwide festival organised by young New Zealanders. It is a time to recognise the:

  • amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand; and
  • youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young people.

The theme for Youth Week (8th to 16th May 2021) is “We are stronger together –  He waka eke noa.”

Ask yourself:

  • What does “we” look like?
  • What does “together” look like?
  • What does stronger mean to you?

You are encouraged to participate in a nationwide paper weaving craft project to celebrate Youth Week 2021! Send in strips of paper, card, fabric or something similarly bendable.

Express your strengths on that strip – through drawing, writing (in any language), colouring or whatever. Just no offensive language or visual brands please.

These strips will be woven together by a rangatahi rōpū in Carterton into a visual representation of being stronger together.

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 7th, 2021, under Events
Page last updated: 16/04/2021

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