Youth activities and the development of a youth centre are co-ordinated by youth coordinator, Glenda Seville.
Glenda's responsibilities include:
running the Masterton Youth Council
coordinating The Spot, a youth centre in Queen Street, Masterton for youth aged 12 to 24 years
running 'Inspire' - a programme for youth aged 18 - 24 year olds who are not in employment or education
The Spot and other youth activities are a joint venture between Wairarapa REAP and the Te Kura-a-Rangi Trust.
Te Kura-a-Rangi Trust was set up to establish the youth centre and work to appoint a youth co-ordinator, employed by Wairarapa REAP. It is made up of representatives from five partners Rangitne o Wairarapa Inc, Masterton District Council, Wairarapa District Health Board, Masterton Trust Lands Trust and Kahungunu ki Wairarapa. Each member is mandated to provide youth services or activities for the community. The name was suggested by Cultural Advisor, Mike Kawana, it's meaning is youth vitality and reaching their potential, and refers to a young Rangitane Chief, Tuteremoana whose head was adorned with a feather from the sky.
The Spot is a safe and inclusive place for all youth aged between 12 and 24 years old.
We are currently looking for volunteers to assist at The Spot. For more information email Glenda
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