Action plan aims to inspire youth
Delivering value-based programmes in schools is one of 22 initiatives featured in the Tokoroa Youth Action Plan aimed at encouraging youth to aspire and achieve good results in the classroom, at home and in their local community.
The Youth Trials had a successful launch on September 30 and has a strong focus on increasing young people’s participation in education, training and employment.
Youth Services manager Jade Hohaia said: ‘‘These young people show that they have an incredible leadership capacity and our aim is to develop this potential even further and build into the youth strong values that are going to stay with them throughout their schooling years onto employment.’’
Miss Hohaia said having a strong sense of belonging, generosity, independence (taking responsibility and making healthy choices) and having hope for the future were some powerful values that resounded with the students they worked with. The school-based programmes are being run in Forest View High School and Tokoroa High School. A community forum will be held on December 12, 2 to 4pm at South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Inc’s hall to provide an update on how the youth trials are tracking.
YOUTH TRIALS: Jade Hohaia (Youth Services manager) standing with six of the Tokoroa High students selected for a new leadership programme aimed at inspiring young people to achieve and stand up as leaders in their school, homes and community.