One of the outcomes of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy is that children and young people are ‘involved and empowered’, including contributing positively in their communities, and having their voices, perspectives and opinions taken into account
Youth Week (15-21 May) supports this ambition. It is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and successes of local young people. Youth Week provides development opportunities and amplifies young people’s valuable contributions to their communities by supporting them to design, deliver and evaluate all aspects of the week. Events are designed to encourage young people to take on challenges, share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of being young.
The week also recognises the youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young people.