What is our goal?
We want to create a safe, enjoyable environment so that youth will want to stay in Northern Wellington for their careers and to build a life here!
How can we accomplish this?
By working together to build the bridges between Youth and their community. By allowing them to have a voice, plan activities and events and get what they want out of their hometown!
Why the Youth focus?
Our Youth are smart, fun, ambitions, full of energy, ideas and valuable input! They bring a light to any project and/or event. It is both rewarding and necessary to work with them to build a community. If we want a community to continue to grow and prosper, it is essential to invest in our Youth!
The local Seniors Centre for Excellence and area youth groups are expanding a popular leaf raking program to Minto.
Seniors centre coordinator Helen Edwards and Gabriella Ieropoli, Community Youth Resiliency Worker with the North for Youth program, advised Minto council of the plan on Aug. 1 in a report on the agencies’ joint The Truth About Youth initiative.
In their report, Ieropoli and Edwards explained the initiative aims to demonstrate the positive impact that intergenerational programs have on building strong communities...
YOUTH & YOUR COMMUNITY
Investing in YOUth today for a stronger and more diversified tomorrow!