Team: Child & Youth Engagement


Last Updated: Over a year ago

Convenor: Contact South Alive office

Email: southalive@gmail.com

Telephone: 21 6882

Purpose:

To ensure young people in South Invercargill are involved in the positive development of their community.

Goals:

  1. To provide an opportunity for young people's voices to be heard.
  2. To inspire and support young leaders in South Invercargill
  3. To have young people actively involved in South Alive events, discussions and vision
  4. To help the South Alive adults understand young peoples wants and needs around their community involvement.

What has the team done?

  • Kingswell Creek clean-up & signage, with help from volunteer team & Aurora College students & Environment Southland.
  • Outdoor Gym behind South City Mall - developed plan for gym, sourced and organised equipment, obtained funding from ICC Active Communities fund and local business, and assistance from ICC Parks
  • Organising 'South City Yellow Bikes Loan Scheme' - selection of South Alive bikes to be parked in stands behind South City Mall & available to families & individuals to use.
  • SeaWeek Banner on fence at Dog Park - advertised & encouraged participation from Early Childhood Centres & South City Schools.
  • Donation of Books to after-school reading programme at Lindisfarne Community Centre.

Forward plans

  • Complete Yellow Bikes Scheme.
  • Matariki Week Banner on fence at Dog Park.
  • Student Reward Scheme involving South City Schools & businesses
  • Encourage more young members to join group from schools & South City Community organisations - we want more youth ideas and participation!

What Volunteer opportunites are there?

1. Join our Group:

We would like some more young members, with ideas for future projects! The Outdoor Gym idea came from a youth brainstorm.

Commitment:

Attend meetings, approx. 1 x monthly. Meetings are usually about 1 hour on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Meetings discuss and make decisions on the projects, assess any new projects ideas. Organise the work needed on projects.

2. Casual Volunteer:

  • Some maintenance & painting at Outdoor Gym
  • Follow-up working bee at Kingswell Creek