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Aged 15 – 18? Want to make a difference?

Aged 15 – 18? Want to make a difference?

Youthline Wellington is currently recruiting for its 2015 Youth Development Programme.

The free programme aims to increase confidence, provide job opportunities and develop new friendships for young people, via a variety of team activities and creative projects that will provide challenges and opportunities for attendees to develop key life skills.

Up to 20 young people are selected for the programme. Applicants must be aged between 15 and 18 years on 1st March, 2015.

The programme runs from 28 April through to 27 October 2015. There are fun outdoor activities included as well.

All activities will be supported by youth workers and Youthline Wellington’s Education/Youth Development Coordinator.

There will be a graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the programme in November, and graduates will be given the opportunity to be further involved in Youthline, by working in the community or training to be a Youthline counsellor (once they’re 18).

Graduates from previous programmes have high praise for the programme, with many stating that the activities they participated in increased their confidence, giving them life skills that will benefit their future careers.

An information evening for perspective applicants and parents and caregivers, will be held on Wednesday 22 April 2015, 5.30-7.30pm at the Youthline office: Level 3, 148 Cuba Street (entrance off Garrett Street, opposite kaffee eis), Wellington. Youth workers will be available to answer questions, and attendees will be able to apply for the programme.

For more information, please contact:

To apply online go to

Youthline has been supporting New Zealand youth for over forty years, offering free, confidential, non-judgemental telephone, text and email counselling.

To find out more about Youthline Wellington, visit Anyone needing support should phone 0800 37 66 33, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, or free text to 234, which runs between 8am and midnight.


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