â€śShift provides a unique opportunity for young people in our community to come together and be in a space where they are completely free to be themselves. They are given the opportunity to learn skills and tools to take back to improve their own schools and communities,â€ť says Tabby Besley, InsideOUTâ€™s National Coordinator. â€śShift 2016 will provide a wide array of workshop, covering topics such as leadership, self care and inclusivity to practical life skills such as cooking and how to tie a tie!â€ť
100 young people aged 13-22 years old are expected to attend the hui from all corners of the country.
Anyone needing financial assistance to attend can contact InsideOUT for support and anyone in the community wanting to sponsor a place for a young person to attend can donate to InsideOUT via their givealittle page.
â€śWe are committed to making it possible for every young person who wants to attend to come along, regardless of financial barriers,â€ť says Besley. â€śAttending a hui like this has proven for many young people to be a turning point in their journey to discovering and accepting themselves, increasing their confidence and finding support networks and we want to extend that experience to as many people as we can.â€ť
Shift hui 2016
Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay, Wellington