MEET THE STALLHOLDERS
At INVOLVE, we're be showcasing dozens of the country's coolest youth development projects and organisations.
The Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute works to empower Aotearoa youth aged 16-35 through trajectory-changing opportunities, supporting the youth-led and volunteering sectors by building rangatahi capacity. Through our flagship International Programme we have taken over 150 young people to intergovernmental meetings since 2013; all our delegates are supported with intensive training and ongoing mentoring.
Come and speak to us about our upcoming events and opportunities!
Ara Taiohi is the peak body for youth development. We connect the sector, raise the standards, champion youth development and promote sustainability. Our work spans your beautiful and important sector, and we're developing digital tools, real life networks and pd events and initiatives, and a professional association of youth workers to support YOU IN YOUR WORK. At Involve, come and check out what we do and chat with our members about why being part of the Ara Taiohi community is important!
Korowai Tupu o Ara Taiohi is the newly launched professional association for youth workers in Aotearoa. Whether or not you identify as a youth worker, come and get to know our members who can share on what being part of Korowai Tupu is all about. Find out about how to become a member, what is involved in being a member, our restorative complaints process, our ongoing transforming practice journey and heaps more.
Bounce is a bunch of tips, ideas and inspiration to help young people live life well. We are a youth-led project developed by New Zealand Red Cross that is for young people and by young people. Bounce operates on its five kaupapa and aims to provide a strengths-based approach to wellbeing in Aotearoa.
Careerforce is the Industry Training Organisation for the youth, social, health and wellbeing sectors. We support workplace-based training, enabling employees to achieve competence through nationally recognised qualifications across all the sectors we support. Careerforce now offer apprenticeships in youth work, which are fully supported with pastoral care, learning resources and assessment. Our qualifications aim to build a strong youth worker workforce enabling them to work alongside young people, whanau and communities to identify goals, address barriers and achieve aspirations.
Challenge 2000 is a professional youth development and social work agency that serves the greater Wellington area, Porirua and the Hutt Valley. Every year we work with over 5,000 people in their homes, schools and communities. We work in an innovative, holistic and challenging way that empowers our people to use their strengths, make significant positive lifestyle choices and to become all they can become.
The Climate Challenge is a youth-for-youth organisation that works to empower high school students to be innovative leaders and take action on climate change. We give a diverse group of young people who often aren't engaged in climate issues a space to connect with their peers and Aotearoa's leaders, develop their change-making skills and come up with their own solutions. We work with groups of youth leaders to design and deliver conferences around the country and are currently developing an hands on in-schools climate change program.
This will be a joint stall with Generation Zero.
The Collaborative Trust is committed to assisting the healthy development of young people, through:
- Training the people who work with young people;
- Undertaking and disseminating research and evaluation so that training and services can be based on evidence;
- Informing and influencing policy and practice.
This will be a joint stall with the New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network.
The New Zealand Drug Foundation takes the lead in standing up for healthy approaches to alcohol and other drugs. Our stall showcases the variety of education, harm reduction and policy work we do to support young people and their whānau. Bring along the ‘mystery’ substance in your conference pack for a demonstration of the spectrometer and drug checking service provided at festivals.
Climate change is the challenge of our generation, and young people are the inheritors of humanity’s response to climate change. For that reason, Generation Zero, a youth-led organisation, was founded with the central purpose of providing solutions for New Zealand to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities and independence from fossil fuels. Our main campaign - the Zero Carbon Act - calls for a long-term, transparent and fair plan to reduce New Zealand's emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. This plan will be put into law next year, with the help of volunteers from around the country.
This will be a joint stall with The Climate Challenge.
What do young people need to thrive? Share your thoughts on our giant 'wellbeing wall'. You will help the Health Promotion Agency shape its future work with and for young people. Thank you!!
InsideOUT is a national charity with the vision for all young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics in Aotearoa New Zealand to have a sense of safety and belonging in their schools and communities. At our stall you can come have a chat, find free resources, learn more about the training we provide, buy a t-shirt/tote bag or take a selfie for silence as part of our Day of Silence campaign to end homophobia, biphobia and transphobia!
This will be a joint stall with RainbowYOUTH.
We're a tiny but powerful team of young New Zealanders who have forged an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships. Our programmes support young New Zealanders to connect, explore the big issues of our time, be inspired, build their entrepreneurial and leadership capability, and their ideas to make a difference. From curing treatable blindness to tackling recidivism in prisons, starting tech companies and leading volunteer movements – our alumni have been shortlisted for the Young New Zealander of the Year Award, won International Youth Leadership Awards, attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and represented NZ on the world stage. It's been an epic adventure so far. We're just getting started!
Livewire is a free online community designed for young people aged 12 -20 years old living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability. With a membership of over 4000 young people, Livewire is a community that is growing to reach young people in New Zealand. Livewire helps to reduce the isolation often associated with illness and disability by connecting young people with others that understand and are going through similar things. It’s a space where young people can be themselves – it’s free of judgment, safe and fun. It’s also open to their siblings who may need support.
The Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft champions the voices of all children and young people of Aotearoa. The office is an independent crown entity that advocates on behalf of children to ensure their rights are upheld, advises community and government to make child-centred decisions, and listens to the stories of children to help shape the story of the nation. Please visit our stall to learn more about our Mai World project, we are excited to collaborate with any organisation and individual that values the voices of young people.
RainbowYOUTH is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse (LGBTQI+) people up to the ages of 27, as well as their wider communities. At our stall you can learn more about how to support the wellbeing of queer, gender diverse, and intersex young people in your work.
This will be a joint stall with InsideOUT.
The New Zealand Red Cross / Rīpeka Whero Aotearoa mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience. The Red Cross Fundamental Principles guide all we do, whether it’s delivering a meal in a New Zealand town or providing medical care in Syria. We offer a range of opportunities for young humanitarians through our schools programmes, leadership pathways and tangible voluntary roles with former refugees, disaster response and community initiatives.
Shakti Youth is an organisation for young people from Asian, African and Middle Eastern backgrounds passionate about social justice and building towards a violence-free future. We support youth-led initiatives with high school students in combatting domestic violence, discrimination and gender inequality. We run awareness campaigns on family violence, forced marriage, honour-based violence and intergenerational cultural conflicts. We believe mobilising youth can break the intergenerational cycles of violence.
SPARX is an app and online game that helps young people with mild to moderate depression. It can also help if you’re feeling anxious or stressed. It was developed with the help of young people and is based on a type of ‘talking therapy’ called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT for short. This stall will enable attendees to play SPARX and talk to our researchers about the game.
How do you know if what you are doing is working? It’s the question TOMM®, The Outcomes Measurement Model answers for health and wellbeing service providers who are passionate about making a difference for the young people they work alongside. TOMM® is the SaaS (Software as a Service) model that keeps the young person at the centre and provides the greatest possible opportunity for early intervention. TOMM® recognises strengths as well as highlighting challenges. It’s systems for safely sharing information eliminates silo-ed care and provides a common language across multiple modalities. TOMM®’s one click reporting can be tailored for individual user organisations, eliminating hundreds of hours of report writing. If you’re committed, passionate and relentless about helping young people reach their potential, let’s talk. You can see the model live in action through out the day. See you there or contact us on 0800 asktomm 0800 275 866
Wellington City Council is doing work to make the city a better place for children and young people to live and thrive. We would love to hear from people who work with young people about their ideas to make this city the best it can be for its children and young people.
We ensure the training needs are met for youth workers in the Lower North Island. Utilising the Youth Work Training Scheme, we provide training in youth development core competencies for FREE and we ensure these are accessible by delivering in a structured way with a three year training plan.
Weltec established the first 'youth specific' degree in New Zealand in 2011 and it was established by the sector for the sector. This is a three year practicum degree that is based on current best practice and the latest relevant theory, while experiencing the sector first-hand. We at the Bachelor of Youth Development are fully committed to critically reflecting on our curriculum so that we may best prepare youth workers for the New Zealand sector as agents of change.
We're a youth for youth social enterprise. We work with organisations to better engage and activate young people, which funds us supporting and creating youth-led initiatives.
The NZ Youth Mentoring Network is the national hub for the youth mentoring sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work with organisations and practitioners to promote safe and effective practice in youth mentoring. We provide advice, support, access to best practice resources and professional development in mentoring.
This will be a joint stall with The Collaborative Trust.