A youth leadership development event on Wednesday 23 June from 8.30-3pm at Lane Park in Upper Hutt is spearheaded by the Upper Hutt Youth Ambassadors.
The event is focused upon preparing their peers for leadership roles in the Upper Hutt and invitations have been sent to young people aged between 12 and 18 from all local high schools.
The Upper Hutt Youth Ambassadors Programme began in September 2009. 12 Upper Hutt young people were selected to be Youth Ambassadors. The goal of the programme is to enable local young people to gain quality leadership development which in turn will enable them to lead in all aspects of their life; from school to their family and wider community.
The Ministry of Youth Development requested that Upper Hutt City Council apply for additional funding specifically for extending the Youth Ambassadors Programme. Youth Ambassadors decided that was the way they would like to see the additional funding utilised to empower their peers for leadership roles.
The Youth Ambassadors programme is delivered by Upper Hutt City Council in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Development.