Youth Development

CILT’s Youth Vision Statement is “to empower young people to participate, achieve and contribute.”

Projects in 2012 have included:

  • Matariki noho marae Mercury Bay
  • Coromandel Skate Jam Event and graffiti art project
  • Children’s Day celebration
  • Coromandel Bike Wise Event
  • Youth week events
  • Youth Forum/Youth Advisory group hui and workshops

Recent events

March 1-3 Thames Coromandel Youth Forums Camp

The Peninsula Youth Forum Camp was a great success and gathered 16 young people from Coromandel, Thames, Mercury Bay and Whangamata to take on the challenges laid down by the Spirit of Adventure racing team and plan for their work in the year ahead. The groups arrived at the Long Bay Camp site in the Friday night and proceeded to take over Tucks Bay as their own. Maori games organised by youth workers from Te Korowai on the beach helped the groups reconnect and start the team building for the activities to come. At 8am on the Saturday morning the groups raced into the water at Long Bay to launch their home made rafts and begin the paddle back to Tucks Bay. From there they started the 17km race through the bush and river to reach the lookout at the Toketea. A brief respite to rehydrate and admire the view was then followed by a descent into old mines to retrieve tokens for a refreshing ice cream! Further games back at camp and a morning of planning and discussion rounded the weekend off. It was the first time the forums had spent so much time together and along with their youth workers from CILT, Population Health, Te Korowai and supporters from Whangamata it was agreed to have been a great success. Thanks especially to Keith and Simon and their team for organising such a fabulous adventure race and supporting the young people to learn together and achieve so much.

  • Identity
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Excellence
  • Resilience
  • Perserverence
  • Leadership
  • Kaitiakitanga
  • Manaakitanga
  • To advance the provision of opportunities for eduction, training and employment;
  • To support youth to develop their own identity within the UCP;
  • To advocate for a wide range of appropriate, accessible and affordable services for youth;
  • To provide support and opportunities for youth to develop their potential; and
  • To encourage an appreciation of and experience of the uniqueness of the environments and communities of the UCP.

Here is a link to webpages that our students have been creating on a recent Web Design course.

We have a Youth Action Plan that details exactly how the objectives detailed in the Youth Vision Statement will be achieved. Some projects are already underway; some are in the pipeline. Here are some further pages and useful links (added soon):
Obj. 1

  • Coromandel Media Cente (DIA/TCDC project, Commmunity Response)
  • Training Provision (TCDC project, Community Response, Community Max)
  • Workplace links (TCDC project, Community Response)
  • Transition and Very High Needs Programmes (MSD)

Obj. 2

  • Coromandel Youth website (TCDC project)
  • Te Roopu Rangitahi advisory group (TCDC project)
  • Provide governance training which focuses on Youth Participation (TCDC project)
  • Youth Week 2011 (Youth Week grant)
  • Paint NZ Beautiful (Resene grant)
  • Children’s day

Obj. 3

  • Provide youth sector-recognised training for Youth Workers (TCDC project, Community Response)
  • Youth Clinics (Community Response)
  • Develop support links with Foundation of Youth Development

Obj. 4

  • Youth Awards (Community Response)
  • Investigation of developing STARS and Project K at Coromandel Area School and Mercury Bay Area School (Kiwican)
  • Bikewise event (sponsorship)

Obj. 5

  • The Big Walk (Kiwican)
  • Investigation of opportunities to hold Youth Events
  • Keep Coromandel Beautiful

TCDC Youth Advisory Group

We hope to achieve this vision, in the following ways:
Through Participation:
By Achievement:
Through Contribution:
Our objectives to support youth in the Upper Coromandel Peninsula (UCP) are:

Webdesign Pages
Youth Action Plan 2010-2011