Plan­ning for youth

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Toko­roa’s Youth Ac­tion Plan pi­lot pro­gramme has only been go­ing for five months but has al­ready gen­er­ated much pos­i­tive dis­cus­sion and mo­men­tum to­wards com­bat­ing the big four is­sues fac­ing Toko­roa youth: tru­ancy, drug and al­co­hol abuse, youth of­fend­ing and en­gage­ment in ed­u­ca­tion, and train­ing and em­ploy­ment. The pi­lot, a cen­tral govern­ment ini­tia­tive de­liv­ered as a col­lab­o­ra­tive ap­proach be­tween the Min­istries of Health, Jus­tice, Ed­u­ca­tion, So­cial De­vel­op­ment and NZ Po­lice, is ‘‘track­ing nicely’’ ac­cord­ing to Raukawa Char­i­ta­ble Trust’s Youth Ser­vices Man­ager Jade Ho­haia. The launch of the Toko­roa Youth Strat­egy will be on Septem­ber 30, 3pm at the South Waikato Pa­cific Is­lands Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 1 Marae­tai Rd.

Photo: RAUKAWA CHAR­I­TA­BLE TRUST

FOR THE YOUTH: Raukawa Youth Ser­vices Man­ager Jade Ho­haia is con­fi­dent the Toko­roa Youth Ac­tion Plan will con­nect with youth.

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