Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Youth mentoring scheme given funding

Hon Nikki Kaye

Minister of Youth Affairs

17 October 2013 Media Statement
Youth mentoring scheme given funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $60,000 funding to deliver mentoring opportunities for up to 50 for young people with disabilities.

“I am allocating a total of $60,000 over the next three years to the YES Disability Resource Centre,” Ms Kaye says.

“This is to assist the Carabiner youth mentoring programme which matches young people with disabilities, aged 17 to 24, with a volunteer mentor.

“From my travels around the country as Youth Affairs Minister, I have seen the positive influence that supportive mentoring relationships have on the lives of young people.

“I know that some of the aspirations of the young people currently on the Carabiner programme include becoming an oncologist/cancer researcher, a Spanish language translator, and an engineer.

“This is an organisation focused on improving opportunities for young people and it is important that we have programmes which inspire, support and assist our young people.

“In talking to young people with disabilities, I have been moved by some of the challenges that they have told me about in terms of bullying, but also in terms of having access to people with leadership positions in the community that understand their journey.”

Carabiner is a goal orientated mentoring programme, linking potential with success. Its programmes give young people with disabilities the support, guidance and confidence they need to achieve their goals and to create a sense of belonging and increased independence.

The Carabiner youth mentoring programme was founded and has grown through the inspiration of Cam Calkoen, a YES Disability Resource Centre Ambassador. Since it began in 2009 the Carabiner programme has graduated over 50 mentorships.

ENDS

YES Disability Resource Centre

The YES Disability Resource Centre provides information and support for people living with disabilities and their families.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The National Leadership “Contest”

Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.

This succession was well planned. Lets not forget that English was told by Key in September of his intention to resign, and English was the only member of Cabinet entrusted with that information before it was sprung on everyone else on Monday morning. More>>

Latest: Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman have withdrawn from the leadership race, leaving Bill English the only candidate to replace John Key as Prime Minister.

 

Education: Charter Schools Misleading Pass Rates

Labour: NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated... In one case a school reported a 93.3 per cent pass rate when the facts show only 6.7 per cent of leavers achieved NCEA level two. More>>

ALSO:

Rebstock Report Resolution: SSC Apologises To Derek Leask And Nigel Fyfe

Following a complaint by Mr Leask, the Ombudsman found that the State Services Commission acted unreasonably in relation to Mr Leask and identified numerous deficiencies in the investigation process and in the publication of the final report and in the criticisms it contained of Mr Leask... More>>

ALSO:

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news