Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (2002)

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Ministry of Youth Development.


This is about how government and society can support young women and men aged 12 to 24 years inclusive to develop the skills and attitudes they need to take part positively in society, now and in the future.

The YDSA consists of a vision, principles, aims and goals, and also suggests actions that can be taken to support the positive development of young people.

The principles of “youth development” outline what the youth development approach is all about. They can be used as a checklist and a tool for developing youth policies and programmes and in working alongside young people.