Youth Connections

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Youth Connections is an initiative out of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs. It is championed by Auckland Mayor and Deputy Mayor, and supported by Auckland Council. Locally, Youth Connections is championed by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, who have contracted the delivery of the Youth Connections programme for our community to the CYC Trust based in Whangaparaoa. The project complements and works alongside the work of central government departments, such as the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Education.


What we do

In partnership with the local business community and business associations we are able to identify employment opportunities.  We create various pathways and opportunities for young people to integrate into successful employment. We support and encourage our local businesses to take a leading role for the future of their workforce. We identify young people to fill opportunities and support them, their families, and the businesses through the initial stages of employment into the work force.


What you can do



Consider hiring a young person and start them on the path to success
Provide work experience for a young person
Partner with us to promote and develop the Youth Connections programme and help us create pathways for businesses, young people and our community to succeed
Be part of a community mentoring scheme
Champion the cause spreading the word through your networks or by becoming a financial partner



Contact Josh and let us know what your young person is looking for

Encourage your young people to think ahead if they are thinking of disengaging from school and transitioning into the workforce.

Encourage them to create a simple, clear CV and keep it to a maximum of two pages.

Encourage them to get in touch with us and have a chat about where they are heading and how they can get there.


Young Person

Are you between 16 – 24, looking for work or training to transition into the workforce?

Is school about to finish and your looking to find a career and direction for your life?

Are you looking at leaving school early and want to have a plan in place before you do?

Then contact Josh on the details below or head to our contact page and send us an email.


Community ownership and leadership

Employers • Young Adults • Schools • Training Providers • Agencies • Iwi



Want to get involved?


Josh Port
Youth Connections Coordinator
Hibiscus and Bays
027 615 1117