About 25 Kiwi teenagers aged 14 to 16, all from challenging backgrounds, dealing with some big personal challenges and excluded from mainstream school. We want to give these young people hope for their own futures. Without hope, the future is bleak – not just for them but also for our communities. Our aim is to break this cycle, by giving them an opportunity that harnesses their talents, highlights their strengths, and demonstrates to them that they have the capacity to help others and by so doing be valuable members of their communities.
Project HOPE is a community outreach initiative from the YMCA. It has never been done before – we are embarking on a world first in terms of Alternative Education. It is about giving the most at risk youth a chance at a life-changing education, now they have been excluded from the traditional school system.
The YMCA is excited to announce that their stadium space has been converted into a 250 seat black box theatre, to act as a transitional stop-gap to the current lack of facilities available to theatre, dance and circus performers at affordable rates in the central city. The initiative has been met with enthusiasm from potential […]FIND OUT MORE MORE NEWS