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Any city’s great­est as­set is its chil­dren.

Porirua is par­tic­u­larly blessed with youth as about 40 per cent of its pop­u­la­tion is un­der 25.

The coun­cil’s Chil­dren and Young Peo­ple’s Fund, start­ing next year, will sim­plify the process for young peo­ple to ap­ply for $500 worth of fund­ing to­ward ini­tia­tives that will bet­ter them­selves.

That $500 in­vest­ment can pay div­i­dends not only for the young peo­ple, but the city too will ben­e­fit from their de­vel­op­ment.

A lit­tle bit of faith in young peo­ple can go a long way.

The coun­cil will de­cide who qual­i­fies or not, and that de­ci­sion could go a long way to help­ing chil­dren en­joy op­por­tu­ni­ties they would other­wise miss out on.

The Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment is there to sup­port fam­i­lies in need with the bare ba­sics of liv­ing.

Think big­ger. For the young peo­ple. And for the city.

— Jared Ni­coll, Se­nior Re­porter

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