March 2010 Recipients
Whakatane Youth will soon have more resources at their fingertips to build their self-esteem and leadership skills with the help of a grant to Whakatane Blue Light Ventures.
Whakatane Blue Light Ventures’ $2,490 grant will be used to purchase equipment for its BLAST programme which uses a range of activities to develop leadership, team building and problem solving skills.
“We intend to use the new BLAST kits during our school holiday programmes and visits to local schools. The hands on nature of the programme holds the young people’s attention and they learn without even knowing it,” said Shelly Steel, Whakatane Blue Light Ventures.
Blue Light is a national Police initiative aimed at reducing the incidence of youth offending and building better relations between youth and Police.