For the inaugural OCYP, the 2013 students organised the ‘OneChance Youth Seminar.’ A full-day motivational seminar with the objective to inspire and motivate the youth to achieve their goals and dreams.
The students did an amazing job; they booked six international motivational speakers, interactive workshops, entertainment and loads of prizes. They were supported with educational stalls from the Armed Services, Rotary, Fire Service, Police and loads of tertiary education providers.
Due to the success of the ‘OneChance Youth Seminar’ in 2013, the 2014 students organised the ‘OneChance Youth Concert.’
The objective of the concert was to inspire and motivate youth to achieve their goals and dreams through a concert of music, art, dance, poetry and cultural performance.
There were also motivational guest speakers, interactive dance, art, DJ’ing and performance workshops, entertainment and loads of prizes.
The 2015 OCYP team organised the ‘OneChance ANZAC Kite Festival’, held at Ngongotaha Domain on ANZAC Day, April 25, commemorating 100 years since WW1.
With more than 2000 people attending it was a true spectacle to behold with many massive kites, food stalls, games, kite making workshops and 5 hours of live music.
The students were then nominated for and won the Ministry of Youth Development ANZAC Youth Award presented to them at Parliament buldings in Wellington. A true honour for this amazing team.
The 2016 OCYP team organised the ‘OneChance Music Festival’ to celebrate Youth Week and New Zealand Music Month.
With 3 stages and 24 acts including bands, solos, dance, DJ’s, martial arts demos and buskers it was an awesome celebration of youth performance, music and food. Despite rain, fire alarms and vehicles getting stuck in mud, the OCYP team did themselves proud.
Twelve Year 12 and 13 students from the five Rotorua High Schools will go through an interview selection process to participate in the 2017 OneChance Youth Project.
These students will organise the inaugural OneChance Youth Awards and then manage all aspects of the event. Students will gain 13 NCEA Level 3 credits and a certificate in a Youth Development Project.