Wanted: young people for a youth advisory panel in Porirua

We’re looking for young people aged 12 to 24 to join a youth advisory panel to help design and create the activities that will improve the wellbeing of children and young people in Porirua and provide them with opportunities to reach their potential.

We’re one of four organisations with strong links to Porirua which recently received funding from Porirua City’s Making an Impact Fund to establish a project called Te Roopu Tiaki Rangatahi. The project aims to remove barriers for local young people so their talents can shine.

Te Roopu Tiaki Rangatahi is a collaborative effort between Wesley Community Action, Maraeroa Health Clinic, Taeoamanino Trust and the Tumai Hauora Ki Porirua Alliance.

The youth advisory panel is central to the project. Wesley Community Action youth worker Fritz Toleafoa says joining the panel of eight young people will provide an opportunity to be part of an important and exciting project, and to learn new skills and meet other youth leaders in the Porirua community.

“We’ll even provide transport to get to and from the advisory meetings – and there’ll be good kai  too.”

He says they want the panel to be as representative as possible of the Porirua community. “We want it to include a wide range of different kinds of people.”

* To find out more or register your interest in being considered for the youth advisory panel, contact Fritz Toleafoa, 021 193 9044 or 04 235 5750.