Connecting With Youth

Youth: adults of the future Three young people wearing helmets prepare to go rafting

The Youth Engagement Strategy was created by young blind and low vision Kiwis, with Blind Foundation staff.

It’s called YES and is all about young people leading independent and productive lives.

It’s about developing opportunities and activities for 17 – 25 year olds to grow confidence and leadership skills.  And it’s about young people connecting with each other – hanging out in their local area or digitally.

The Blind and VI Youth NZ Facebook group is live.  It’s a chance for youth to connect online – sharing news and opportunities.

There’s a whole lot being planned in this space including a big youth event in 2017 and lots of local groups and activities.

To find out more about what’s coming up, or to join the Facebook group, please get in touch on 0800 24 33 33 or email youth@blindfoundation.org.nz.