2022 Zeal Programmes have started strong with massive growth in members and in vibes! We’re bringing you a recap from term 1 so you can see what went down.
Term one programmes brought
99% rated their experience positively
90% would recommend their programme to friends
99% said they were likely to use the skills they learnt
Zeal Hamilton kicked off the year with a successful term of programmes including in-school programmes and after school programmes located at Zeal. Even though there has been Covid challenges causing some programmes to extend into term 2, Zeal has continued to provide top quality programmes to young people.
In-school programmes have included Theatre, Hip Hop and Beat Production at Te Kura o te Kaokaoroa o Patetere, and Hip Hop and Kpop at Ngā Taiātea Wharekura. Next term we will be running Barista, Theatre, Photography, Beats Production, Kpop and Hip Hop. This term’s K-pop has welcomed Taylor Koopu as the tutor. Taylor was a previous young person at Zeal Hamilton and has now taken lead in providing a platform for other dancers to connect, grow and gain a name for themselves as epic dancers.
After school Programmes
Our after school programmes including Photography, Singing and Barista have been a whole lot of fun this term. At the end of the term, Hamilton Zeal had a graduation for Barista students and made a mock cafe for students to show off their new skills. Youth worker Aram played the acoustic guitar as students assigned their own roles throughout the night which included serving their families and friends. Staff were able to meet the students parents to connect, celebrate and reflect on their time at Zeal.
Young people came through programmes ready to learn and challenge themselves. Zeal Wellington programmes started term 1 with Ākonga Barista, Hip Hop, Beat Making and the Power of Words. Overall 30 students participated in programmes during term 1 and it was a whole lot of fun
Term 2 we will be running programmes in Event Management, Live Sound, Photography, Dance and Ākonga Barista.
And this year Zeal Wellington is excited to collaborate with more alternative education providers within Wellington.
After a successful 2021, Zeal Kāpiti started off term 1 with our Ākonga Barista programme, Hip Hop classes in Otaki and an after school Barista programme. Highlights this term were the Ākonga students who came back after their course and volunteered at Zeal Kapiti’s afternoon hangs, serving hot chocolates, and the increase in numbers of attendees, specifically in the junior dance classes. They have formed a bond with each other and each student has made great friends.
Lastly, the seniors in dance have taken on more of a mature role, adapting their skills in dance and working on performance techniques.
Term 2 will include a Gateway Barista programme at Kāpiti College, Photography, Film, Live Sound and the continuation of the Ākonga Barista programme. With Covid levels changing, at the end of term 2 we hope to put on a photography showcase that will be open to family and friends to attend.
Zeal Taranaki kicked off term 1 programmes with Mahi Toa, Barista and Hip Hop – a strong and exciting start to 2022.
We also introduced a new guitar programme delivered through google classroom. These online lessons were a total win for Taranaki as young people could access online lessons and progress at any time and anywhere they have internet access.
After the challenges of 2021 lockdowns, Zeal West has overcome and started 2022 programmes stronger and better than ever.
Term 1 kicked off with in-school programmes including Hip Hop at St Dominic’s Girl’s Catholic College, West Auckland Middle School, Massey High School, Kelston Boys, Henderson Intermediate and Bruce McLaren School. Zeal West youth worker Kim also had the opportunity to support the Waitākere College Hip Hop crew.
After school Programmes
Term 1 after school programmes also began with Hip Hop classes (Primary, Intermediate and Teen) and Music lessons including Vocals, Drums and Keys.
Term 2 isn’t slowing down either! In-school programmes will continue with Hip Hop, Vocals and Folauga (designed to support young people transitioning into year 9). After school programmes will increase and include Hip Hop, Drums, Keys, Vocals, Guitar, Beat Production, Song Writing, Photography and Barista.
As an end of programme celebration, each of them takes home a computer they’ve fixed to learn and explore the possibilities of the digital world. We’re so lucky to have the support of AskQ and our very own Zhan from Zeal West for facilitating these workshops
Special thank you
To those who have supported Zeal programmes during term 1, including , teachers, parents, youth workers, our funders and of course young people who attended.
Want to get amongst?
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