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Youth Advisory Groups

What is a Youth Advisory Group?

A Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a group of young people who provide input or undertake tasks for organisations, services, or projects related to youth. It is about giving you an opportunity to participate meaningfully in things that affect you and helping organisations and services to get it right when working with youth.


You don’t need any special experience or skills to join a YAG, just an interest in having your say and supporting your community. The YAG is facilitated by Youthline youth workers who will support the group to develop the right skills to complete projects.


What do they do?


A YAG works on range of stuff like:

Creating youth friendly health information or promotional material
Creating community murals or art pieces
Commenting on youth issues through poetry, film or online media
Developing website content
Involvement in youth research projects
Advising on service design
Advising on ways to connect with youth
Organising performances or events

The deets....

YAGs are free to join
Open to 13-24 year olds
Takes about 4 hours a month
Looks awesome on your CV
Gives you a chance to influence what happens in your community
Develops leadership and project management skills
An opportunity to meet new people
We have YAGs in many areas around the country (or can point you in the right direction) and would love to hear from you if you are interested in finding out more - email us at supportcentre@youthline.co.nz.