Ministry of Youth Development – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) - Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi encourages and supports young people, aged between 12 and 24 years old, to develop and use knowledge, skills and experiences to participate confidently in their communities.

We partner with others to enable, fund and promote youth development opportunities for all young people in Aotearoa New Zealand, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. MYD spends around $8.253 million a year on a wide range of youth development and youth enterprise initiatives. We fund organisations that employ a youth development approach to support the wellbeing of rangatahi in Aotearoa New Zealand so that they are able to succeed in, contribute to, and enjoy life.

MYD is a small organisation that achieves results by working with and through others to achieve results. We work collaboratively with young people, other funders (including iwi, business and philanthropic organisations), providers, local government, and other government agencies.

MYD is a Ministry within the Ministry of Social Development, and sits within the Māori, Communities and Partnerships group.

The General Manager, Youth is Juanita Te Kani.

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