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Proposed Regional
Youth Strategy

Enabling all young people to realise
their potential.

We are a specialist provider of education and youth mentoring services working
with over 3,000 young people every year throughout the South Island. We have
been working in this challenging but rewarding area for over 35 years.

We know through first-hand experience our young people face complex barriers
that prevent them from achieving success. Current policy settings have made
it increasingly difficult for us to cluster pastoral support and a learning environment
for these young people in a manner that would greatly meet their needs.

How do we do this better?
In late 2017, we committed to writing the paper; Proposed Regional Youth
Strategy Document
, for the purpose of contributing to the discussion and
thinking around youth transition and how this may be improved.

We are delighted to see the new government appears to be receptive to
considering a fundamental change across the provision of youth transition services.
We need to be a strong voice for those young people who struggle to achieve
success in their education, personal, social and career development.

This matters across all of New Zealand that we are building good citizens – 
successful members of their community who have great careers.

How can I help?
We are gathering support from people and organisations involved with education
and youth transition services, in order to inform the policy makers that a more
coordinated youth transition strategy will improve the lives of our young people.

On behalf of our young people, it is our collective responsibility to engage and
have this conversation with government. The necessary changes can only be
influenced at a policy level.

If you would like to join the conversation, have any questions or comments
or you would like to request a copy of the Proposed Regional Youth Strategy
please fill out the form below or email Doug Reid and Tony Hall
at youth.strategy@comcol.ac.nz with your details.


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