The "Youth Inspiring Palmerston" (YIP) is an official committee of Council made up of young people from Palmerston.
The City of Palmerston's community development officer and the Palmerston and Rural Youth Services Network join together with YIP to discuss and plan initiatives to tackle issues and needs affecting young people. YIP is an advisory committee which keeps council informed on issues that are significant and important to young people in the City of Palmerston.
YIP assists in making sure that both the services and the way that the City of Palmerston goes about its business are as youth friendly and as fair as possible. This ensures equity for young residents of Palmerston with an opportunity to participate in their community.
The main aim of YIP is to strengthen the leadership skills of young people in Palmerston by providing pathways for already established young leaders to maximise their potential.