Helping young people reach their potential

Auckland currently has around 23,000 young people who are not involved in education, employment or training. It is vital that we address this issue for the future of Auckland’s young people and for the social and economic development of the Auckland region.

Youth Connections' vision is to have all young people either working and earning, or learning and training. Our goal is to ensure that every young person has a plan and a direction to help them reach their potential.

Our Youth Connectors work with local businesses, youth services and schools to create connections between young people and employers. We provide leadership and solutions to local issues and encourage the business community to take a leading role for the future of their workforce.

Youth Connections is an initiative championed by Mayor Len Brown and Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse. It is supported by:

The project complements the work of central government departments, such as the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Education.