After reopening for only a week after the holiday break we were extremely excited to begin our massive changes to the internal and external space for The Hangout Youth Centre. These changes happened over the course of two weeks (beginning Saturday 19th October and completion Monday 4th November) that included the inclusions of a new outdoor space, fresh painting both inside and out, durable and modern flooring and kitchen spaces as well as the addition of brand new furniture and items for our young people.
It was amazing to see the turnout of youth who took part in this project which really has enabled them to take ownership of their space and make it their own. Having youth turn up before school, after school and on weekends to volunteer their own time to support us to complete their project was incredible to see and the results and comments from the community and youth just goes to show the success of this revitalisation of Cromwell Youth Trust.
This has been a project 6 months in the making and we could not have achieved this without the support from many people and organisations throughout the community and around New Zealand.
So we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the following funders, sponsors, community businesses and people who made this a reality for our local youth.