The vision of Rainbow Youth Incorporated (the "Society" or "RY") is:
"Acceptance of the diversity of sexuality and gender in Aotearoa New Zealand."
“To provide unbiased information and education regarding sexuality, gender and identity to everyone in the community, in order to foster understanding and acceptance of diversity”
“To provide support, information and advocacy services to queer and questioning youth, their friends, and whānau”
To provide a safe, supportive environment for queer and questioning youth, their friends, family and whānau.
To provide and promote drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free environments
Respect for the diversity of peoples everywhere
Loyalty and respect for others opinions
Youth operated; For youth by youth
Respect for an individual’s right to confidentiality
Principles of the Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi)
Fun and Humor
To Know who you/we are, to be who you/we are!
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Other (please state)
(Youth services), Makes grants / loans to individuals, Sponsors / undertakes research, Acts as an umbrella / resource body, Provides services (e.g. care / counselling), Provides advice / information / advocacy, Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers), Provides buildings / facilities / open space
Other (please state)
(Youth services), Education / training / research, Health, Community development, Social services, Arts / culture / heritage, Sport / recreation, Fund-raising, Promotion of volunteering
Children / young people
Voluntary bodies other than charities, People with disabilities, People of a certain ethnic / racial origin, General public, Family / whanau, Migrants / refugees
The Society is governed by an Executive Board of young people aged under 28 years. The Board is elected by the full members of the Society. (Anyone is eligible to be a full member who is under 28 years of age and supports the aims and purposes of the Society, as set out in the Society's constitution.) The Executive Board presently comprises two co-chairpersons, a treasurer, a secretary, and 6 other executive board members. The Board sets the strategic direction of the organisation, and employs s
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