Howick Youth Council recently held their annual youth summit, bringing over a hundred young people from 9 schools together to understand the issues that are important to them.
Howick Youth Council do an incredible job representing the young people of East Auckland. Some people have criticised youth councils as tokenism or sidelining younger people, but Howick Youth Council has proven they can be effective and empowering.
Over the past few years I've seen them go from strength to strength, building on each years success. Already this year they've delivered a wide range of events and advocated on behalf of young people across East Auckland.
Keep up the awesome work!