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Youths encouraged to ‘Be the Change’

Youths encouraged to ‘Be the Change’

Young people are being encouraged to take part in Youth Week presentations and workshops at Hastings District Libraries this month.

Hastings District Councillor Jacoby Poulain says this year’s theme 'Be the Change’ is a great chance for young people to take action and influence change in their communities.

As part of Youth Week, motivational speaker Mary Kippenberger will lead a discussion on how to deal with bullying. The discussions will be held at Flaxmere Library, Wednesday 21 May at 3.45pm and again at Havelock North Library onThursday 22 May at 3.45pm.

A series of life skills workshops will take place at the Hastings Library during the week of 17- 25 May which will include subjects ranging from car maintenance to financial planning.

Jacoby Poulain saysEveryone is encouraged to get behind Youth Week and join with us in celebrating our young people. By providing youths with positive tools and information we can help them, help themselves.”

For further information on any of the Youth Week events contact your local Library in Flaxmere, Hastings or Havelock North.

About Ara Taiohi Youth Week New Zealand

AraTaiohi Youth Week runs from May 17th to 25th 2014 and is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people.

The 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.

For more information go to: www.arataiohi.org.nz/YouthWeek

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