About Korowai Tupu
Connected We Stand Strong: Korowai Tupu is the Professional Association for Youth Work in Aotearoa.
Korowai Tupu o Ara Taiohi: Te Tōpūtanga o Ngā Kaimahi Whanaketanga
Cloak of Growth
Korowai Tupu o Ara Taiohi: The Professional Association for Youth Workers in Aotearoa
It’s our love of young people that drew us all into this mahi.
Korowai Tupu was the culmination of years of concerted effort by youth workers across the nation to recognise and promote the mana of Youth Work and youth workers.
In 2012, the Pathways to Professionalisation (P2P) Working Group was established to continue the conversation about the professionalisation of Youth Work. This Group looked at our history, engaged the sector and scoped the needs of the Youth Work profession on the proposed shape of a Professional Association for Youth Work.
These reports, along with the voices of over 600 youth workers resulted in the launch of Korowai Tupu!
Youth work in Aotearoa has a rich history, reaching beyond European settlement.
Two documents summarise the history of professionalising Youth Work in Aotearoa:
The following pieces of work explored the best model for a professional association for Aotearoa and the state of the Youth Work sector in the nation:
The results of these reports, along with an extensive engagement process with youth workers across Aotearoa created the foundations for the establishment of Korowai Tupu.