Year 12 and 13 Future Leaders got to attend our annual positive youth development camp at Piha Mill Camp in Piha last month. The girls attended learning workshops, conquered physical activities, and got to know each other more.
Words by Anna Beard — Fundraising Coordinator, YWCA Auckland
The girls worked collaboratively to put together a performance for their mentors and YWCA staff who joined them for dinner on the second evening. They showcased their talents through spoken word, dance, song and event management. Our camps are designed to increase each young women’s self-confidence, leadership skills and positive peer relationships and are a cornerstone of the Future Leaders Programme.
Here's what some of the girls had to say about what they took away from camp:
“I learnt: just turn up, keep turning up. Commitment, dedication and reliability pays off. Find things that satisfy, make you proud and exhilerate you. Take every opportunity.”
“Leadership for me means to lead your ship. Being yourself, learning to appreciate and love yourself. Being a leader by setting a good example.”
Check out our camp photos →