Youth Development Programme
If you are a year 12 or 13 Gateway student who is interested in youth work, social work or other careers in the social services sector, then Youthline Wellington has a programme for you.
Youthline Wellington has been running a Youth Development Programme (YDP) since 2011. The purpose of YDP is to provide an opportunity for year 13 Gateway students in the Wellington region to gain valuable skills and knowledge in the social services field. The programme consists of weekly 2 hour sessions over the school terms 2 and 3, in Wellington Central, and Porirua. Students who participate and complete all course work and maintain an attendance of over 80% will gain a New Zealand Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work, and 44 NCEA Level 3 Credits.
Here are some quotes from past students:
"I enjoy the interaction between the group and facilitators and how they're interested in how you are and what you've been doing and genuinely interested in your opinion or comments towards the topic at hand. I'm getting friends out of this course and people skills learning from the other people's experiences and how even through we're from different backgrounds we're still important."
“I enjoy learning about how we handle ourselves in different ways throughout different challenges in life. I have learnt about the Treaty of Waitangi in a much better way compared to learning it at school.”
You can find further information in the brochure attached below.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 YDP applications are now closed. Please check back next year to apply for YDP 2021.
We run a number of different school-based programmes to support students with learning more about themselves, building their confidence and unleashing their inner awesome into the world.
Our programmes can cover a range of topics including:
We can work with you to develop workshops the specifically meet the needs of your students.
All facilitators have been through an extensive training programme, and have recent police clearance to work with young people.
We're able to offer these workshops for only $50 per facilitator per hour. Thanks to the generosity of our funders, we are also able to offer a limited number of workshops at no cost to schools that need them (although koha is always welcome).
Get in touch about School Programmes
Or give our Education and Youth Development Coordinator a call at (04) 801 6924.
Youthline Wellington's Mental Health First Aid Workshops for Youth
Youthline Wellington is excited to have piloted their Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Workshops for Youth. These workshops are comprised of 5, two-hour-long sessions that are delivered in schools for free. The aim of the MHFA Workshops is to empower young people to engage in conversations around mental health, and to equip them with the skills and resources they need to protect their wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them.
These workshops will be delivered by passionate youth workers that have been trained both externally and internally.
Thank you so much to Wellington City Council and Frozen Funds for supporting the running of our first four MHFA programmes.
If you would like to express your interest in future MHFA workshop opportunities, please use the form below.