Dunedin Youth Council

By Arnika Hazelwood | Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Congratulations to George Sabonadiere and Sasha Freeman for their election to Chair and Deputy Chair of the Dunedin Youth Council.

 George has been re-elected as Chair, and Sasha has been elected as Deputy after a 4 month membership which is impressive.   The Youth Council works hard to ensure all Dunedin Youth have a voice in the city.  


George is our Student Representative on the Board of Trustees.  He has been selected for the Pinnacle Program, a leadership program run by Hyundai with a focus on self discovery, personal development and mentoring. The program is in three stages: in stage one, participants go on a Spirit of Adventure voyage; in stage two, participants go on Outward Bound; and for stage three, the final one or two participants will go through a mentorship program. 

In March George was also selected to attend the Sir Peter Blake Trust Youth EnviroLeaders Forum. 

The Forum will take place in Taranaki from April 14 to 20, 2018 and 55 young leaders from around New Zealand will attend.  The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about climate change issues facing New Zealand.