Napier youth have a say
What do young people think would make Napier a better place for them to live?
That’s one of the questions being asked of 12 to 24 year olds and their parents over the next month during consultation on the draft Napier Youth Strategy.
Napier’s YCON — Napier Youth Council — has worked with Napier City Council to produce the draft.
There are six key objectives — ensuring young people are thriving (healthy and safe), have opportunities to participate and take the lead (leadership), be engaged in and have options for learning (education), are ready to work, know what they want to do and how to get there (employment), are involved (community), and have access to a range of activities (fun). Napier City Council’s vision is for Napier to be a vibrant and sustainable city for all says director community services, Antoinette Campbell.
“The whole point of the strategy is to recognise what young people need, and encourage youth development through services, facilities and activities delivered by council.”
A survey for anyone aged between 12 and 24, or with children that age, is running on the Say It Napier website, www.sayitnapier.nz, until October 24. The final strategy is due to be adopted by council in December.
YCON (Napier Youth Council) with Richie Hardcore, advocate for social change.