Just Focus provides a space for young people to engage with global issues; become informed, voice their concerns, interact with others and take action Just Focus is aimed at ALL young people who are interested in social justice and want to become active global citizens.
The primary supporter of the Just Focus project is Global Focus Aotearoa. Just Focus is also supported by: Save the Children New Zealand, Tearaway Magazine, Ministry of Youth Development, NZAAHD, National Youth Workers Network, The Peace Foundation, and The Boys and Girls Institute.
Just Focus promotes positive youth development
Involvement in social justice issues and action supports the development of young people and creates positive impacts in their communities. It facilitates the ‘4Cs’ of youth development: competence, connection, character-building and confidence-building. (Blum, 1988) Just Focus is a fun and interactive way for young people to develop skills and knowledge of areas including: global issues, leadership, writing, website moderation, public speaking, communication, collaboration and organisation.
Just Focus is aligned with the principles of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa which has the vision of:
“Youth development is triggered when young people fully participate – Young people need to be given opportunities to have greater control over what happens to them, through seeking their advice, participation and engagement.” (YDSA, Ministry of Youth Development)
To continue to grow and improve Just Focus needs the support of parents, teachers and youth workers! You can support the project by:
- Signing up for our monthly newsletters and keeping in the loop
- Encouraging and supporting the young people you work with to get involved with Just Focus
We are always interested in finding out what you think about Just Focus and how we can better involve YOU in the project. So if you have any questions, ideas or want to give us some feedback please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. We would LOVE to hear from you!