Central, Victory, Nayland, Wakefield & Brightwater
Here at YMCA Nelson "Youth" are a big part of what we do. We aim to meet the development needs of the diverse Victory youth community & also those of the wider Nelson/Tasman youth population.
We do this via a range of events, projects, programmes & services based at the YMCA Nelson permises & in wider community settings.
Youth Services we provide
In 2014 the Y-Youth services were re-launched after community & stakeholder consultation. We now provide the following services which are delivered by our awesome youth work & events team:
Girls & Boys Night, Open access Drop In (3 Nights per week)
A group of young leaders from Victory who come together to volunteer & organise activities & events for themselves & their community.
Large scale events for older young people from Nelson/Tasman which are hosted in a variety of community settings & create opportunities for up & coming local youth artists to perform alongside major acts.
A group of senior YMCA young leaders that meet to organise, run youth events & activities for older young people from Nelson/Tasman.
Help for young people at Events and in their Gathering Spaces features a team of very committed casual youth workers who provide youth specific health & safety services for youth & community event organisers & local councils.
We offer a variety of short training courses for young people such as Audi Production, Event Management, Leadership, & working with children & young people.
We work with Careforce & Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective to provide accedited youth worker training for youth workers & volunteers working with young people throughout the Nelson & Tasman region.