Working with Young People
We promote best practice in youth development by giving young people and people working with young people advice, training and resources. The Ministry of Youth Development develops and promotes Active Youth Citizenship. This is young people using knowledge, skills and experience to participate confidently in their communities.
Youth development approach
The Ministry of Youth Development is committed to the principle of best practice in the youth sector. Youth development best practice by its very nature is constantly evolving.
Effective youth participation is about creating opportunities for young people to be involved in influencing, shaping, designing and contributing to policy and the development of services and programmes.
Youth participation resources
The following links provide useful youth participation resources including research, toolkits and websites.
We have some information and resources about youth participation and youth development that is useful for those working with young people in the central, local and non-government sectors.
For more information about working effectively with young people go to Ara Taiohi’s website. Ara Taiohi is the specialist organisation that supports people who work with young people.