WHAT DO SPEARHEAD LEADERS DO?
Spearhead Leaders do a variety of things to empower youth voice and leadership in Upper Hutt.
Check out a few of the things we've done so far.
2020 and 2021 Spearhead leaders focus project's are about providing physical activity opportunities for rangatahi in the Upper Hutt Community.
We worked hard during COVID19 to adapt what we offered to meet the changing needs of young people due to the impact of the pandemic.
We connect with our community.
We've hosted inspirational speakers, youth groups and City leaders in our space to empower youth voice and leadership.
We meet our City's Mayor, Councillors and leadership staff to discuss youth issues in Upper Hutt.
Each year the Spearhead Leaders programme is designed by the previous years intake of leaders.
So it changes every year to the needs of young people
FESTIVAL FOR THE FUTURE
We attended Festival for the Future 2018 to develop our leadership skills and knowledge.
Good, free food is provided at all of our after school leadership sessions to fuel the mind and fuel the body
We have fun! We keep it real, we laugh, sing, play, joke and enjoy the leadership journey together
We nurture continued growth and development opportunities.
In 2018, three Spearhead Leaders were supported to receive scholarships to attend The Spirit of Adventure ten day leadership voyage. One was supported to attend Youthtown's Snow Adventure Camp and another was supported to receive a scholarship for Outward Bound's Mind, Body, Soul 21 day course
We wrote submissions on the Council's Long Term Plan and presented oral submissions to full Council in May, 2018
We planned and ran 'Youth Fest 2017' a youth leadership event by youth for youth, which was attended by approximately 200 young people
In 2017 we conducted an informal survey and published the results