Youth Week

Held every year, Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and achievements of rangatahi. Youth Week recognises the amazing contributions that young people make to their communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The week inspires us to value, support, and affirm the diversity of young people in our society.

About Youth Week

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Youth Week is coordinated by Ara Taiohi, with the support of the Ministry of Youth Development - Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi. Events are designed to encourage young people (aged 12 to 24 years) to take on challenges, share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of being young. The week also recognises the youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young people.

Youth Week 2022

Youth Week 2022 will be held 07 - 15 May 2022! As chosen by young people, Youth Week 2022 will celebrate the theme “Our voices matter, and we deserve to be heard!".

Visit Ara Taiohi’s website for resources and keep up to date with events that are happening throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Youth Week 2022 Grant Programme

The Youth Week 2022 Grant Programme (the Programme) is seeking applications for youth-led and/or youth-focused initiatives/events under the Youth Week 2022 theme: “Our voices matter, and we deserve to be heard”.

Applications to the Programme will be invited from community-based youth groups, including Iwi, Pacific and migrant and refugee groups, youth development providers, organisations delivering physical activity opportunities for rangatahi, and schools and education providers, to receive funding to support youth-led initiatives during Youth Week 2022.

The Programme is open to applicants and closes at 05:00pm on Monday 28 February 2022.

Visit Ara Taiohi’s website for more information on how to apply.