​The Spearhead Leaders programme is co-designed by young people and some supportive ninja's from Upper Hutt City Council and Kickstart. It aims to empower youth voice and leadership in Upper Hutt.


The Spearhead Leaders programme seeks to inspire and empower young people through nurturing belonging and a sense of purpose, supporting skill and knowledge development, offering supported leadership experiences and opportunities all while having fun!

Spearhead Leaders value young people, community involvement and development, individuality, diversity, growth and fun.

Spearhead Leaders is completely free. It includes a challenging outdoor pursuits weekend, weekly Thursday afternoon sessions, and running physical activities for the wider community.  There are regular fun activities & the opportunity to develop a community initiative showcasing youth leadership skills during the second half of the year!

The Spearhead Leaders are supported by mentors from Upper Hutt City Council and Kickstart. Additionally they are supported by two youth mentors who were themselves former Spearhead Leaders during the previous year

For Questions  /  Contact Paul on 027 4966350

or check us out on Facebook @SpearheadLeaders

Spearhead Leaders is a collaborative initiative between Upper Hutt City Council & Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust. It is  partially funded by the Ministry of Youth Development.

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