Gap graduates, Therese, Andrew, Solana and Steve, at Challenge 2000’s new premises’ opening in Johnsonville, on 12 August this year. During their 2011 gap year, Therese was placed with the Problem Gambling Foundation where she now works; Andrew spent time with NZDF and is now in the Army; Solana worked in youth ministries and is now working as a chaplain in Birmingham; and Steve was placed in a college and is now a teacher at HIBS (Hutt International Boys’ School). Photo: Supplied
Challenge 2000 is a Youth Development and Social Agency that provides a wide range of programmes, projects and services across the Wellington Region. Established in 1988, Challenge 2000 has been helping young people ever since.
One youth development programme we offer is the Gap Year project. Each year the programme provides a group of young adults, aged 17‒20, with a full-time opportunity to learn, serve and work with those on the peripheries of our society.
In partnership with the Society of Mary (Marists) we provide eight young leaders with a paid, challenging and rewarding year that changes their lives and puts them on an amazing career path and path for life!
Applications are now open for 2018. For more information contact Jacob Bang 021 1250-853 or Nicole Simson 021 655-697 or go to our website at www.challenge2000.org.nz/gap-year-2018/ to apply. Applications close 21 November 2017.