ZEAL is a not-for-profit youth organisation that exists for the advancement of young people in the creative arts, leadership and education.
 
Here is a timeline of Waikato Sunrise's activity with Zeal Hamilton...
June 2010,  Zeal has been busy over recent months moving ahead with its plans to have a more active presence in Hamilton City. With the Virtual Zeal Mobile Unit fully operational Zeal has recently run two Lime Light events in the CBD.
 
The first was a “Skate or Die” competition at the Age Concern centre car park. This event combined local skating talent and local musical talent in one place at one time. Over 150 young people attended this event and Zeal is planning its second Skate or Die event as a result.
Zeal also ran its first acoustic show at the Art Museum. seven local singer song-writers performed and around 130 people attended this event. Zeal has been inundated with emails and requests from local artists wanting to play at more shows… read more about the Virtual Zeal Mobile Unit.
 
In November 2010,  Waikato Sunrise entered a working partnership with ZEAL,  to support the development of a state of the art Youth facility in Hamilton, based around the performing arts.
 
ZEAL is a not-for-profit youth organisation that exists for the advancement of young people in the creative arts,  leadership and education.   For more than a decade,  Zeal has supported young people through development pathways and events at its purpose-built youth facilities in Wellington and Auckland.  And now Zeal is coming to Hamilton.
 
In July 2011,  Waikato Sunrise raised $4000 from the Chenery Memorial Trust towards establishment funds for a mobile ZEAL coffee cart,  and also pledged $30,000 of club funds towards the purpose built youth facility.
 

In 2010,  Waikato Sunrise donated $6000 to assist with the scoping out phase of the ZEAL Hamilton project.  Members Rod Tombleson, Richard Stapel, and Mitchell Smith moved from our  Innovation Committee to the ZEAL Working group,  to continue partnering ZEAL in the scoping out phase including raising funds for the mobile ZEAL coffee cart  and the purpose-built Hamilton youth facility.

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