Want to help shape our future through your voice and action?

Become part of our Youth Advisory Panel

The Y Youth Advisory Panel

Want to have a say on important issues facing young people? Shape the future of one of New Zealand's oldest youth-oriented organisations? Or Just make an impact in mental health, sustainability and youth employment? This is an opportunity to share your voice on some of the biggest issues facing our young people.

What is The Y Youth Advisory Panel

Launched in 2020, the Y (formerly YMCA) Youth Advisory Panel is an initiative that was formed from a need identified by the young people of the Y. With the support of the YMCA North Board and CEO Julian Baldey, we aim to create a YMCA which considers and values youth voice!

The Youth Advisory Panel is for people aged between 16 – 24 years old, who are meaningfully connected to The Y (you could be staff, a gym member, have been involved in our programmes, or just want to support The Y). We meet weekly (online) to brainstorm, plan, discuss and put forward concepts and initiatives for the Y to make sure young people are being represented and the panel will focus on future-centric issues such as sustainability youth employment and mental health.

Join us!

We are looking for members who have a meaningful connection to The Y and want to see change. We would love to receive your application to be part of our team!

As a member: We are looking for someone who will be committed to all of the panel's projects and actively attends regular meetings.

Key info


The Panel meets weekly on a Monday from 7-8 pm


Online via Google Meets


Email: youthadvisorypanel@ymcaauckland.org.nz

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To learn more follow our page on Instagram: @yap_ynorth

If you are interested in joining us, apply now by completing an application and we will be in touch.