Our Children Are Our Future is a popular saying but we want to make sure that our children have the best possible future.
At Partners Porirua, we want to ensure the young people in our communities have a positive outlook on life and, in particular, their working life.
By bringing role models from business and community and connecting them with young people we are helping to inspire them about their future and raising their awareness of the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead. For some students this is the only opportunity they have to learn about the working world before they leave school.
Each year we bring together business, community and education providers to develop projects and activities that educate young people about how they can apply their knowledge and interests in the working world.
What we do
We connect businesses, community and individuals to young people in our community who are looking for opportunities to explore what the world has on offer and what they can give in return. We do this through a number of projects such as our Education Programmes, which places businesses in schools to share knowledge, we provide opportunities for young people to enter the workforce through JOBfest and YouthService and through Youth2Work movement work with businesses who are committed to growing local talent.
For more information about specific projects, visit our Projects page.