Prime Minister's Youth Programme 2018

2018 Prime Ministers Youth Programme Announcement

Youthtown is pleased to announce that once again it will be a delivery partner for the Ministry of Youth Development  Prime Minister's Youth Programme in 2018.
Nominations are now open for PMYP 2018.  Held annually since 2010, the programme is for young people aged 14 to 17 who live, work or attend school in Central, South, or West parts of Auckland, who have faced challenges in their lives and are now positively moving forward or who are showing the potential to do so.  
This programme is about acknowledging young people’s achievements and invests in young people's continued personal development. Participants get to experience a number of developmental opportunities and meet inspirational New Zealanders, and will take part in a range of different activities designed to further develop life skills and provide a great insight into further education and potential career paths. 
For The Prime Minister’s Youth Programme 2018 young people will:

  • Have a meet and greet day before the end of the school year (2017) to meet the other young people on the programme and will have input into what developmental opportunities on offer during the January programme
  • Attend a four day programme  - Monday 22 January to Thursday 25 January 2018 - where they will experience a range of different activities, access a number of development opportunities, meet inspirational New Zealanders and identify goals for the future
  • Have mentoring for three months to support them to work towards their future goals
  • Have the opportunity to attend three catch up sessions with the rest of the young people over February, March and April. 

I would like to invite you to nominate any young person who has made positive steps in their life. This may include them moving away from low-level offending or truancy, or improving their academic performance over a sustained period of time.  The nominee should be someone who would benefit from the experience and the positive connections the programme offers.
The nomination process will be open until 2 October 2018.  To nominate a young person please follow this link, more information about the programme can be found on the MYD website
If you would like further information about PMYP 2017 please contact the Programme Manager at the Ministry of Youth Development at or alternatively call 0508 FOR MYD (367 693).

Image: The 2017 Prime Ministers Youthtown Programme participants, supplied by Youthtown Inc.