The Ministry of Youth Development - Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi - encourages and supports young people, aged between 12 and 24 years old, to develop and use knowledge, skills and experiences to participate confidently in their communities.
The Prime Minister's Youth Programme is for young people aged 14 - 17 years from Auckland who have faced challenges in their lives and are now positively moving forward or who are showing the potential to do so. Young people are nominated to attend by those that work with them e.g. school principal or teacher, youth or social worker, Police Youth Aid officer, or other community members. Nominations are open now and will close on 26 October 2016 at 5pm. Check out the full criteria for the 2017 programme and get nominating!