The Hope Project
SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
Our Region has been shaken to the core because of Cyclone Gabrielle.
'The Hope Project' is a fun filled day where we create a safe place for our rangatahi and tamariki to come and be filled with joy and hope, when the situation around them is full of stress, anxiety and desperation.
By offering ‘The Hope Project’ we aim to not only uplift our young people but to also free up their parents to support and find their whananu and friends who have been greatly affected by the cyclone or to give their parents time to rest and recover.
WHO WE ARE
Rezpect is a community based organisation with a vision of bringing hope and life to the young people of Hawke's Bay.
Under the umbrella of Rezpect, there are five main streams - Rezpect Dance Academy, youth events, our Youth Space, community outreach and social enterprise. Through these five streams, Rezpect provide high quality events, programmes, training and employment for the young people in our community.
Building a child's self-esteem is hard work but Rezpect has built an environment that is accepting, encouraging and gives the rangatahi something to do. It quite often brings tears to my eyes. It's a whanau and an organisation you want to be a part of.
A PLACE OF BELONGING FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE
Located in the heart of Hastings, our purpose built 'Youth Space' is a place of acceptance, where young people can connect with peers, grow creatively, hang out and learn transferable skills for future education and employment.
Our Youth Space is the hub and heartbeat of our organisation. This is the space where we plan and create youth events, community outreach programmes and run creative programs from.
REZPECT DANCE ACADEMY
Inspiring and encouraging young people through dance.
We are a community based Hip Hop dance program that strives to be accessible to all young people by providing affordable grass-root dance classes right through to elite dance opportunities.