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Le Va Youth Advisory Group

Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Mālo e lelei, Ni sa bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo ni and Kia ora koutou

Le Va’s Youth Advisory Group is a team of young Pasifika ambassadors, thinkers and dreamers who inform and embed the youth voice into Le Va’s research and practices around youth mental health and wellbeing.

**Applications are now open to join our YAG 2023!**

Applications will close 30 December 2022

Le Va is now welcoming applications from young people aged 16-24 years to join our Youth Advisory Group.

  • Have your say and be the voice for young Pasifika across Aotearoa
  • Influence and inform Le Va’s research and practices around youth mental health & wellbeing
  • Make a tangible difference for our Pasifika youth and communities
Group of young Pacifika people sitting in a circle

How our YAG works

Our YAG is a year-long programme, starting February 2023 through to December 2023. We’ll meet approximately 8 times during the year (both in-person and online) for review and feedback of all Le Va for youth practices. Attendance and representation at Le Va wide events may also be necessary.

This is a paid position and all travel expenses for out-of-Auckland applicants will be accommodated for.

What we’re looking for

Youth must be of Pasifika descent, be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and between 16 to 24 years old, and:

  • Be of good character and share similar values to Le Va
  • Be willing to learn and positively represent Le Va
  • Show an interest in supporting and promoting Pasifika youth wellbeing
  • Have a clean criminal record

We look forward to reviewing your application – Ia manuia and all the best!

Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.