We were saddened to hear this week that one of the key people who helped establish Youth Horizons, Les Simmonds, passed away last week (27 Nov) at the age of 68. Les made a large contribution to New Zealand through his family therapy work and management roles in the social sector. He will be deeply missed by his family, colleagues, and friends.
To celebrate a year of hard work, our offices got to choose how they wanted to spend an afternoon together.
Earlier this year young people, parents, caregivers and stakeholders from the community completed satisfaction surveys about our services.
One of the ways we acknowledge the fantastic work of our colleagues is through three awards that we present each year.
When A.M. first came to Youth Service West (YSW) early in 2017, she appeared like many of the other young people that come in – unsettled and struggling to build confidence.
Our Youth Service West office had its first parenting workshop for 2018. This is always a highly-anticipated workshop, when we meet the new, often anxious, parents and their lovely babies.
From 2 to 18 February, Auckland’s rainbow communities come together to celebrate the unique mix of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in Aotearoa New Zealand’s most super-diverse city!
The report sets out the year’s achievements and how the organisation made a difference in the lives of almost 3000 young people and their families and whānau.
Excited about the move, the couple started their new roles as Teaching Parents on October 1st, in a ‘live in’ group home. The new home, set up by Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki, will be run as a whānau teaching environment with up to five young people resident aged 13 to 17. While in the home the young people will learn positive life skills, attend school, sports and other activities...
Marion Heeney has today been appointed Chief Executive for Youth Horizons Trust – a national provider of evidence-based services for children and young people. Marion brings a wealth of experience from across the non-profit and government sectors including several Regional Director roles at Child Youth and Family.
Cath Handley, the Chief Executive of Youth Horizons, has decided to step down from her role with the organisation in August, after eight-and-a-half years at the helm of an agency that has become a national leader in providing evidence-based services for children and young people with conduct problems.
The last day of term 1 is worth celebrating for Northland College as success in NCEA levels one and two increased in 2013. On Thursday April 17, the Police sound stage truck will entertain and help students celebrate their success during their lunch break while nurturing their performing spirit with a Northland College Idol theme.
On Tuesday March 18, an open public workshop on reducing youth offending attracted more than 30 participants to contribute to the development of a strategy on reducing youth offending in Kaikohe.
The league star will show his support for the organsiation as an ambassador, role model, and living legend when he speaks at an event this Thursday morning during Youth Weeks 'Live like a legend' campaign.
Youth Week 2013 is this week and its focus is on finding those that are proven to "Live like a legend". Ben Lummis is a legend to many young people in Auckland. He knows first-hand how difficult it can be to overcome challenges to success. He uses his life experiences both good and bad to help young people who have made bad choices.
Seventeen year old Monique celebrates the theme of NZ Youth Week this year at the same time as celebrating her very first Mother's Day on Sunday.