The Y will be working closely with the community over the next few weeks to develop a range of targeted programmes that will fit under the themes of ‘active’, ‘create’ and ‘life-skills’. These programmes and services will evolve with insights and feedback from the community.
If you’d like to get involved in the programme development, you can make an enquiry with The Y or visit their website.
Along with the community centre, The Y will also manage the Youth Hub which is due to open in the city later this year. Integrating the two facilities’ outcomes together will lead to a greater range of programmes and services, bringing greater benefits to the community.
Improving city safety and vibrancy with the Pōneke Promise
Te Pokapū Hapori and the Youth Hub are both key initiatives for the Pōneke Promise, a coordinated, community-driven partnership between local government, Police, retail, hospitality, and the social sector to make our city safer.
The Pōneke Promise programme takes a holistic approach to improving safety and wellbeing in central Wellington, by focusing on reducing harm, improving public spaces, building business confidence, and increasing community spaces.
The partnership approach of the Pōneke Promise is reflected at the community support base, Te Wāhi Āwhina. This space, opened in May 2021, has helped many Wellingtonians access services that meet their specific needs.