Youth Event 2020

Friends! | Free Food! | Fun!

Are you in first, second or third year of University, or a Year 12 or 13 student?

Are you interested in youth work, social work or supporting young people?

Are you interested in helping out Challenge 2000?

Challenge Youth Event 2020

Then come along to our first Youth Event of 2020 to find out more.

Don’t forget your togs…

Gap Year 2020 Applications CLOSING!

This is your final chance to get your applications in for Gap Year 2020!

This year’s Gap Year is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best yet!

Since 2007 the Society of Mary and Challenge 2000 have offered a full time gap year programme based in Wellington. Each year, eight young people accept the challenge to say “yes” and spend a year at Challenge 2000 developing, growing and serving others in our community.

In 2018, an internship was also integrated to the programme, this gives young people who have recently graduated or about to graduate an opportunity to gain work experience and prepare themselves for the workforce.

If you are under 20 years of age and want more life experience, an opportunity to serve and to be part of a positive active community, then contact us and apply for our Gap Year.
Each year, there are only 8 places available for gap students and interns.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND GET YOUR APPLICATION IN NOW!

Porirua College’s Barbershop Mixed Quartet

Porirua College Barbershop Quartet and Mixed Quartet

The Porirua College Barbershop Mixed Quartet have only been singing together since this year and earlier this year they gained 1st place in the overall Wellington Regional Competition. This incredible accomplishment earned them a place to compete at The National Young Singers’ In Harmony Barbershop Singing Competition in Christchurch, September 10th-13th.

This is a very prestigious event and we are very proud of their huge accomplishment. When Eline Avia approached us looking for financial support, Challenge 2000 was more than happy to help the two quartets meet the competition costume and transportation costs for the trip down south to represent Porirua College. 

This update from Eline:

Thank you again for your amazing support…
Our trip was memorable and we are so grateful to our sponsor for the financial support that met some of the costs of our trip.

We had the most amazing time and our students came away from the Competition knowing they had given their best as they represented our school, families and community in true PC Pride style. The experience our students gained performing at top level is something they will always fondly remember.

Our young people are amazing. During our debrief afterwards our students shared about being grateful for the lifetime connections they made with other students from around NZ and for the opportunity to compete at top level! Priceless!!
Thank you for being a part of making dreams their come true!
Warmest regards,
Eline Avia – Porirua College

You’re welcome team and congratulations again!

Challenge 2000 Street Day Appeal

HELP US TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES

We are holding our annual Street Day Appeal on Thursday 14th November. If you are willing and able to help us, please get in touch. Or, aside from the appeal, you might like to consider:

  • Volunteering
  • Emailing your friends/business colleagues/family members asking them to support our work
  • Praying for young people who are struggling and those who journey with them
  • Donating directly

Contact Anne Harlow or John Robinson on 04 477 6827 or email info@challenge2000.org.nz.

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Gap Year 2020 Applications Open Now!

This year’s Gap Year is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best yet!

Since 2007 the Society of Mary and Challenge 2000 have offered a full time gap year programme based in Wellington. Each year, eight young people accept the challenge to say “yes” and spend a year at Challenge 2000 developing, growing and serving others in our community.

In 2018, an internship was also integrated to the programme, this gives young people who have recently graduated or about to graduate an opportunity to gain work experience and prepare themselves for the workforce.

If you are under 20 years of age and want more life experience, an opportunity to serve and to be part of a positive active community, then contact us and apply for our Gap Year.
Each year, there are only 8 places available for gap students and interns.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND GET YOUR APPLICATION IN NOW!

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1st DECEMBER

Creation Liturgy & Pet Parade

This Friday 4th October is St Francis of Assisi Feast day.

St Francis of Assisi Ohariu parish invites you to a Creation Liturgy at SS Peter and Paul Church, 3pm at 37 Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville.

Following the liturgy we will be having a Pet Parade so bring along your pets for a blessing or wear an animal onesie! We’ll see you there!