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