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Youth Week 2017

Youth Week 2017

So many exciting things happening!

Youth Week 2017 will be held 26 May - 4 June 2017!

Our Youth Week 2017 theme announcement was announced on International Youth Day (Friday 12 August 2016).

the youth week 2017 theme is our voices count. count our voices

Thank you to everyone who was part of Youth Week 2016!

This year's theme was all about giving and we were blown away by all the amazing ways young people and the people who support young people are sharing their skills, knowledge, experiences and hope to make Aotearoa a better place for young people now and into the future.

You can see some of the many exciting events that happened via our photo gallery below or check out our new Championing Youth Development space for stories about the awesome work people are doing with young people in Aotearoa. If you have photos of Youth Week events that you were involved in (and permission to share them publicly) please send us an email we'd love to celebrate your work our website.

We'd love to know what you thought of Youth Week 2016. Take our short survey and tell us what you think

#Shareyourvoice - what young people are saying about 'Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu'

Thanks to the young people who are part of Shakti Youth for sharing their voices and ideas! 

Winning Youth Week 2016 Poster Design 

Congratulations and thank you to Jurnee Pritchard-Scouller from Hamilton Girls' High School who created this year's Youth Week poster design!

Ara Taiohi's first ever Youth Week Spoken Word Competition!

We were super excited to award Ellie Cockfield (1st place), Emma Herkt (2nd place), Faga Tuigamala and Joshua Tan (Joint 3rd place) as our inaugural winners! It was amazing to hear the intention and the quality of writing from across Aotearoa! Find out more and read the judge's report too!

Find out more

Thanks to everyone who voted for this year's theme and to Wellington High Schools students who helped us fine-tune the shortlist.

Keep an eye on this page for updates. If you would like to join our Youth Week e-news send us an email

Youth Week 2016 is made possible with support from the Ministry of Youth Development and our partnership with Shakti.

Youth Week 2016