Give them time to be young

Not certain if anyone over 45 years of age can remember actually being young, as in remember the realities of it, without romanticising it.  For some strange reason as we age young people and everything they do apparently annoys older people.  Their music hurts our ears and makes no sense to us. They are either Read more about Give them time to be young[…]

Restoration – a NEET opportunity

During the first 2017 leaders’ debate, Bill English, in response to a question about opportunities for youth, said that “the idea of just putting them (young people) out to plant trees somewhere, that doesn’t work anymore”.  Strangely perhaps, it’s the line that has stuck in my head more than most, and here’s why. I work Read more about Restoration – a NEET opportunity[…]

85,000 NEET Youth – what does this mean?

The number of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) is generally considered to be a measure of youth disengagement from social and political participation. Such disengagement can result in poorer mental and physical wellbeing and be a risk for antisocial or criminal activity.[1] Therefore high NEET figures are considered to Read more about 85,000 NEET Youth – what does this mean?[…]