SOUTH KAIPARA

MEN'S TRUST

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Youth Services

About this service.

The South Kaipara Men's Trust has a particular focus on working with young people. This means that the South Kaipara Men's Trust is keen to support those who provide youth services and to provide leadership within the South Kaipara rohe.  Our goal is to help them to devise, promote and deliver youth activities, events and services.
 

What do we mean by youth?

The South Kaipara Men's Trust believes that the term youth can be used to refer to a young person, especially a young male who is in late adolescence.  Attaching an age range to the term may not be helpful.

But the term can also refer to young people considered as a group.

“Youth” is best understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence and awareness of our interdependence as members of a community. Youth is a more fluid category than a fixed age-group.

 

 

On the whole, a precise meaning of the term youth is illusive as this clip from a United Nations website shows:

“Youth” is best understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence and awareness of our interdependence as members of a community. Youth is a more fluid category than a fixed age-group.  However, age is the easiest way to define this group, particularly in relation to education and employment. Therefore “youth” is often indicated as a person between the age where he/she may leave compulsory education, and the age at which he/she finds his/her first employment. This latter age limit has been increasing, as higher levels of unemployment and the cost of setting up an independent household puts many young people into a prolonged period of dependency.

 

 

Of course, aside from formal meanings, there are other views of youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.”― Mickey Mantle 

 

 

 

Who knows, he may grow up to be President someday, unless they hang him first!"

Aunt Polly about Tom Sawyer”

― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

 

 

 

 

"You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.”

Ogden Nah

 

 

 

“The Little Boy and the Old Man"

 

Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."

Said the old man, "I do that too."

The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."

"I do that too," laughed the little old man.

Said the little boy, "I often cry."

The old man nodded, "So do I."

"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems

Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."

And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.

"I know what you mean," said the little old man.”

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