Shore Junction Grand Opening

Shore Junction is starting the new year off on a high note with the announcement of its Grand Opening on 19th February. We will also have an Open Day on 20th February, opening our doors to the public with the aim of showcasing what Shore Junction has to offer the young people of our community.

A lot of time, sweat and hard work has gone into making this event a possibility, especially with the amazing work from our testers, who have had a great time investigating the building and working out what to ‘keep, drop and create’. In the last few months of 2020. We have had some amazing young people come through to stress-test Shore Junctions facilities. Along with testing the facilities, they also came up with four core values which everyone must uphold while at Shore Junction:

Don’t be an egg – Shore Junction is a safe space for all young people. There is a zero tolerance for bullying.  

Be a tidy Kiwi – The space is yours, respect it and tidy up after yourself.  

Number 8 wire – Try something new; who knows what you may learn or discover. If at first you don’t succeed then try again.  

She’ll be right – If you need help ask for it. The Shore Junction team is always be here to help.

These core values set the precedent for what Shore Junction stands for, and set the tone for the overall culture of the youth innovation hub. They were created to help young people discover, create and learn in the safety of an innovative and encouraging environment.

Our Youth Engagement Group is excited to develop these further and create a value recognition programme at Shore Junction where young people can nominate their peers when they see them holding up one of the Shore Junction values.

By: , YES Disability Resource Centre News: with Sonia Thursby (CEO)

Issue 116 February 2021