Youth employment is an economic and social issue that requires us all to take action

What are we asking for? 

We are calling on all New Zealanders to do what they can to help young people get ahead in their employment journey.

Every contribution towards this issue helps - it can be as simple as talking to a young person about what you do for work, or showing them through your workplace. 

We want to raise awareness that the journey for young people getting into employment isnt always easy - but with he


Why is this important? 

Getting young people into education, employment or training benefits everyone. Providing opportunity, direction and stability is critical for the development of our youth. The benefits feed directly into their community and the wider economy. 

Young people who have four or more interactions with employers while at school are 5 times less likely to be a NEET (not in education, training or employment).


What can you do?

If you have an idea of how you can help young people learn about and get involved in the world of work then let us know - you can take the pledge and make a difference. If you have a question about how you can help then feel free to ask!


What happens to the pledges?

We will host the pledges taken across the country, highlighting the effort you have made. As our way of saying thanks we will share the story of your business. If you have any questions about this let us know  by sending us a message - we are here to help!


Your pledge might be a small thing, but it can make a big difference in a young persons life.