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Youth Services

Local support for rangatahi/youth

Empowering our taitamariki

Youth Coaching and Mentoring

It’s our goal to empower the taitamariki of today so that they can be the leaders of tomorrow. The role of our kaiārahi (youth coaches and mentors) is to facilitate, navigate, advocate, support and equip rangatahi in living independently and helping them thrive.

Our Youth Coaching focus is on supporting our taitamariki into education, training and work-based learning- but we do much more. Our kaiārahi provide intensive, tailored support to identify their goals and find the best path to reach them.

Youth coaches support their taitamariki in the ways they most need it, by giving practical help with housing issues, preparing for job interviews or connecting our taitamariki with their local support group. Group work and fun activities, workshops and trips complement one-on-one mentoring.

Each youth coach takes the time to get to know the taitamriki and their whānau, which means they learn to understand their unique qualities, strengths and goals, and can tailor realistic plans that move them towards independence.

As a part of our Youth Services, we provide access to assistance in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development.

Our Youth Coaching Service is focused on three specific target groups

Youth Payment

For young people aged 16 or 17 who can’t live with their parents or guardians. Use this link to register for Youth Payment with MSD.

Young Parent Payment

For young people aged 16-19 who are the main caregiver for a child. To register with MSD for the Young Parent Payment, click here

The NEET (Not in Education, Employment and Training) Service

For 16 - 17-year-olds who are either not in education, training or employment, or are at risk of dropping out.

Mā tō tātou iwi – For Our People

Our Youth Coaching Service is designed to support taiohi so they can build their confidence and increase their potential, with the aim to set them up for bright, independent futures.

Forming new goals

Female rangatahi aged 16 years finding it difficult to think about any future goals, and the difficulty to engage in training, employment or school due to having transport restrictions and
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Staying on track

Rangatahi was transferred to our services at the age of 16 years with basically nothing on his back.  Rangatahi/Youth Coach could see that this rangatahi needed not only financial support
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For more information, contact our team today.