POWER 88.3 id an Initiative of the Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust.
POWER 88.3 is a ‘for youth by youth’ community radio project giving rangatahi groups a learning experience of a life time! Through this medium we train rangatahi to set up, programme and run a youth focused low frequency community radio station. Participants will complete a 12-week programme and will be provided with a further 12-weeks support and mentoring continuing as a volunteer with the radio station in order to further increase their skills, capabilities and resilience, and provide valuable work experience and future employment potential.
Young people learn the fundamental skills of radio production, construction of advertisements, public speaking and will workshop ways to develop content that focuses on the holistic needs of young people including their physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual wellbeing.
This project aims to give rangatahi a platform to express themselves and their key messages for their specific communities of peers, whānau and others within the broadcast area, connecting with their whānau and communities, explore and express their ideas, opinions, culture, values and identity.