Vibe has been creating and facilitating customised programmes for the youth community in the Hutt Valley since it’s inception in 1996. Fifthteen years later, Vibe has become a front runner in youth development programs, youth participation and community development. Below are some of the group programs Vibe has run or is currently running , click on the titles to find out more information and how to get involved.
A ten week personal development program designed to challenge young men to recognise & further enhance skills and support networks to ensure they form positive relationships within their Whanau and the wider community. This program guides young males to live healthy, fulfilling lives and contribute positively to their society.
A ten week program created to empower young woman to increase understanding of their self worth and their potential. This is an opportunity for young women to understand the concept of well being and take active steps towards personal development.
Focus enhances young people’s transition towards self-dependence. A week long program includes workshops such as CV writing, confidence building, interviewing practice and attitude awareness. These build on skill bases for attaining and maintaining a job, course or workplace training.
Peer Support Training
This Peer Support training is for Young People who are labelled as the “Go To” person for friends and family. This involves self-reflection, gaining an understanding of what strengths participants possess and areas that they would like to improve on. Skills for establishing relationships and learning techniques for quality communication will also be developed.
Sex and Ethics
This six week program is designed to allow young people to make informed and conscious decisions around sex and sexuality. Workshops focus on sexual ethics and violence prevention, diversity and sexual intimacy, making ethical decisions and being an ethical friend and citizen.
A drop in Youth Development Programme; First-in-first-served – we can have up to 12 young people per workshop. Held at a regular time and space to allow young people access to weekly program workshops they might not otherwise have come to. Ahua Ora uses elements of Vibes already established Boy’s Group; Mana Wahine, Focus, Sexual Health programmes and Peer Development to create a series of non gender-specific workshops. These focus on life skills, positive development; competence; confidence; respect; and healthy relationships with the community, family and peers.
ARTdaFACTS is a 14 week urban street art programme designed to engage and empower young people to use their talents in a positive environment while encouraging youth development through community engagement. Vibe and Secret Level worked together to facilitate the programme, along with professional artists and mentors who shared their knowledge and experiences with the young people on the programme.
The vision of the programme is to develop a community of healthy energetic young people contributing to their families & greater society.
The mission is to create a holistic programme that supports morbidly/obese young people, to overcome psycho-emotional barriers to their well-being, leading to sustainable change.
The VIBE Youth Voice is a practical demonstration of VIBE’s commitment to the participation of young people in the structure, processes, debates and environments that shape VIBE. The group consists of 8 young people which represent the Hutt Valley community and are responsible for gathering the opinions of all young people .
A relaxing and comfortable space for all new parents aged 24 years and under to chat and hang out with other young parents. Tuesday Mornings from 9am - 1pm.
Other External Programmes
Birth Ed (Youth Ante Natal)
A collaborative effort between VIBE and Birth Ed, this program of 16 classes provides a comprehensive inter-active programme encompassing pregnancy, birth and parenting. It aims to promote, support and encourage positive birthing choices; well-informed, self-empowered parents and healthy, breast-fed babies.
For referrals and more information contact birthEd.