Kaipatiki Youth Navigator
The KCFT employs a Youth Navigator to act as a mentor for our youth, and as an intermediary between local and central government agencies for those young people.
Initiatives undertaken by the Youth Navigator include:
Kaipatiki Local Youth Board
Provides opportunities for young people in Kaipatiki to get involved in the community, and have the voice of youth in local decision making processes. It also means being part of the local consultation process with the Kaipatiki Local Board and other local and central government agencies.
Most importantly, the Kaipatiki Local Youth Board allows our youth to engage with others their same age at a decision-making level, and to engage with elected officials and politicians to provide events, or projects for youth lead by youth.
Children’s and Student Panels
These panels, started five years ago, have provided an opportunity for young people to have a voice in specific areas each school term throughout the year, working collaboratively with agencies and/or our Local Board.
Schools involved include Birkenhead, Glenfield and Northcote High Schools, Birkdale, Glenfield and Northcote Intermediate Schools and identified local primary schools.
A snapshot of the issues covered include: Pest Free Kaipatiki, Youth Health, Transport, Safety in the Community, Watersafe, Library Hours, Connected Kaipatiki.