Youth Jam 2012
Youth Jam is an annual event for Bay of Plenty secondary students to foster environmental awareness, youth leadership and participation in civic issues. Last year we had over 50 students attend from around the Bay and we are hoping for another group of motivated young people who are willing to step up, represent and take positive action in their region to another level.
Youth Jam 2012 aims to give young people the opportunity to encourage a youth voice in the future growth and opportunities of their local community. Teachers may choose to link Youth Jam activities to Achievement Standard credits in Geography, Social Studies and Education for Sustainability. The knowledge and skills plus tools to voice their opinions gained from this may be used to empower others. A delegation from Youth Jam will be invited to provide feedback to Councillors on the collective youth point of view in late June.
How your school can take part
Youth Jam 2012 is being held in Pāpāmoa from 23-25 May. Bay of Plenty Secondary schools are invited to send up to ten students and a teacher. A complete registration pack has been sent schools in the region or can be downloaded. Teachers please note the draft programme released in March has been updated.
Please complete the School Registration Form and return to Ngahuia.Marr@boprc.govt.nz by Friday 27 April:
- Registration and information for schools (303kb, doc)
Please complete and return individual Student permission and health forms and a copy of the signed RAMs strategy per school to Ngahuia.Marr@boprc.govt.nz by Friday 11 May:
Regional Council Programmes
Youth Jam 2012 aims to give young people the opportunity to encourage a youth voice in planning for their local community. Teachers may choose to link Youth Jam activities to Achievement Standard credits in Geography, Social Studies and Education for Sustainability.
This event is being hosted by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. If you have any questions about the event please contact Sally-Anne Daniell, Community Engagement Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org ; ph 0800 884 881 extn 7152).