The strength of Ara Taiohi comes from our members. Our collective skills, knowledge and passion help shape an Aotearoa where young people are valued, included and will thrive.
298 offers free medical care & counselling services 10-24 year olds. Our vision is to create an enabling environment where healthy development can occur for young people by providing health services in conjunction with other like minded services, to jointly provide a holistic facility to meet all round needs of young people .
Action Education uses action and creative based methods to ignite the engagement of young people at all stages of their development.
The Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG) includes researchers at the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, Otago & beyond. The AHRG’s mission is to provide accurate, up-to-date information that contributes to improved wellbeing for young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Outdoor education provider supporting used in the outdoors through school and community funded programs.
Alamandria is a social initiative through which meditation, artistic process and aesthetic experiences are used as a means to relieve the stresses and challenges of daily life and to awaken personal insight. We offer experiential courses and retreats that provide a unique approach to self-mastery, mindfulness and meditation.
Anamata is a Youth One Stop Shop providing an accessible health service at a low to no cost to young people and their whānau in the Taupō and Turangi District.
Found in different locations across Aotearoa, New Zealand Youth Groups and a range of programs for Intermediates – College aged young people, including support of young adults/school leavers.
Anglican Youth Ministries facilitate youth ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Auckland. We offer parishes in the Diocese of Auckland combined youth group events – both social and spiritual – as well as diocesan-wide discipleship and evangelistic camps. We also provide communications networks to promote events, resources, to share news and photos of events.
Aotea Family Support Group AFSG provides activities and social services for youth, families, seniors and the community of Aotea, Great Barrier Island Our Youth Services Youth Mentoring, Kaiārahi Rangatahi (Youth Navigator), Youth After School Activities, Counselling and Crisis Support.
Attitude is a team of presenters who support young people with presentations, resources and workshops about a range of health and well-being topics. We mainly deliver our presentations in intermediates and high schools around Aotearoa.
The Auckland Council began operating on 1 November 2010, combining the functions of the existing regional council and the region’s seven previous city and district councils into one “super council”.
Auckland Sexual Health Service aims to provide sexual health care that is client focused, culturally appropriate and of an excellent standard. It is a specialist service offering free and confidential sexual health care.
Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. For more than 60 years, we have been helping children, families and whānau in need. Today, Barnardos continues to support, protect and educate thousands of New Zealand children.
Bays Youth Community Trust values young people, and provides programmes, mentoring and services that focus on positive early intervention and support for 11-18 year old youth and their families.
Be Collective engages and connects the goodwill of communities throughout New Zealand. Our digital platform helps people find volunteer opportunities and track their social impact in a verified social CV. We also help organisations find and manage volunteers, partner with other organisations, and report on social impact.
BGI is a youth development organisation based in Wellington city. BGI offers a range of youth programmes including mentoring, youth groups, youth leadership and family support. Standing with young people to build communities of belonging and help them live meaningful lives.
Champion Young People, Contributing To Their Communities.
There are six Billy Graham Youth Foundation (BGYF) Boxing Academies across Aotearoa, all operating under the same vision and model of the Naenae Boxing Academy.
Birthright Hawke’s Bay provides coordinated services for the support and protection of children, young people, families and whānau in Hawke’s Bay through strength focused services that change lives.
BLENNZ Youth Workers work closely with classroom teachers and specialists in the Residential setting at Homai Campus to support young people from 13 to 21 years of age who are blind or low vision.
Blue Light is a registered charity that works in partnership with the police to deliver an extensive range of youth programmes and activities.
Buller REAP is an educationally focused social services organisation. Our goal is to support children, young adults, adults and older people to have positive lives by providing skills, advice, knowledge, programmes and activities that enhance well-being.
Campus Connections Aotearoa is a therapeutic youth mentoring programme run at the University of Auckland, connecting youth from the alternative education sector and students.
CanTeen supports young people aged 13-24 living with cancer. This includes patients, siblings and bereaved siblings. CanTeen aims to support, develop and empower young people and uses the power of peer to peer support to ensure no young person goes through cancer alone.
Careerforce is the industry training organisation for the health, aged care, disability, social services and cleaning services sectors.
Carers NZ provides information, learning and support to the country’s 430,000+ family, whanau, and aiga carers. It is also the legal umbrella for Young Carers NZ, an emerging support network for children and young people who support family members who are unwell or have a disability or chronic condition. 8% of young New Zealanders 15-24 are carers.
CCS Disability Action is nationwide organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.
Challenge 2000 is a professional, innovative, responsive, dynamic and passionate Youth Development, Community and Family Social Work Agency. Challenge 2000 works mainly throughout the Wellington region, providing a wide range of services and programmes to children, young people, families and community groups.
Circability is an award-winning Circus Arts organisation, improving lives through ‘inclusion in action’ reaching 5,000 people a year. We deliver circus arts classes, community events and workshops for all ages and abilities across Auckland & Northland with inclusion programmes for people with disabilities – using circus as a tool for social change.
The Youth Council is a standing committee of the Clutha District Council, which enables its views to be regularly heard at the full Council table.
We address the areas of greatest educational needs from early childhood to life-long learning in your community. We identify significant hurdles and work with the education sector and others to change the system to create more equitable learning pathways for all. We currently lead six main initiatives. We are an Auckland Council-controlled organisation and a not-for-profit.
Community Colleges NZ is a charitable training establishment with five colleges South Island-wide, providing practical, job-focused foundation training to people 16+ years of age. It supports students to gain the skills, qualifications and confidence to pursue further training or a career.
Connected Media is a New Zealand based charitable trust founded in 1993. Our mission is to promote sustainability through media.
Cromwell Youth Trust’s promise is to provide a safe and supportive environment where young people have the opportunities to express themselves openly, without judgement; to be treated as equals, without segregation; to have the opportunity to participate, without concern of financial pressure; to be heard, without being silenced and to be guided by dedicated youth workers.
Deaf Aotearoa is the national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.
Directions Youth Health Centre is Hawke’s Bay’s youth one stop shop for health and social support. It provides a confidential and free healthcare service specifically focused on youth aged between 10 – 24 years.
Do Good Feel Good are a movement of young people aged 17-24-years-old in South Auckland who are creating positive change in their communities. We do this through a social network called a “SKWAD” (Serving Kindness with Acts and Deeds).
We are an Auckland-based community organisation providing whānau-based support, resources, and assistance to mātua taiohi. E Tipu E Rea, meaning “to grow and to thrive” from a kōrero by Ta Apirana Ngata, encompasses our kaupapa on three levels: Whānau, Whakapapa and Te Ao.
Rural Education Activities Program Eastbay REAP helps connect the community to lifelong learning through educational programmes, courses, resources and events for educators, parents, whānau (family), groups and individuals. We are the Youth Service provider for the Eastern Bay of Plenty.Rural Education Activities Program
Ember – Korowai Takitini believes in providing innovative, person-centred solutions for people experiencing mental distress, people with addiction issues and people with intellectual disabilities.
EmployNZ was established in 2000 with the goal of providing high quality training services to the Bay of Plenty Region. Since then we have grown to be a multifaceted organisation with our Education and Social Services divisions catering to the different needs of the community.
Empower Youth Trust is a peer-to-peer mentoring organisation and support initiative for refugee background youth who need career guidance and direction.
The Kidpower approach increases protective factors and reduces risk factors for potential victims AND perpetrators of all types of violence, by providing strategies, awareness, and skills to prevent potentially violent situations from escalating and getting out of control, build healthy relationships, and navigate conflict without aggression.
Vision: to see a generation of young people empowered to reach their maximum potential – physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually so they can be contributors to a healthy community.
Developing Self Compassionate Women at the intersection of Creativity + Mental Wellness + Community Activism.
EVOLVE is a Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) delivering health and social support services to young people aged 10 to 24 years old in the Wellington region. We provide integrated youth friendly care and support; in the form of a wraparound service delivered from one site. EVOLVE’s mission is “Empowering young people to unleash their potential”.
At Eyeview Ethnic Trust we have a dream that one day New Zealand will be held up as a global case study in how to truly embrace cultural diversity; that our small nation will be recognised for genuinely moving beyond racial prejudice and offering inclusivity for all, no matter where they come from or what they hold dear.
Family Planning works to promote a positive view of sexuality to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.
Far North REAP is a local, community-based non-profit organisation which provides flexible formal and non-formal learning opportunities in the Far North.
Fonua Ola is a Social Service For Pacific By Pacific. Fonua Ola’s services are free for the community to access funded through partnerships with the Ministry of Children, Ministry of Social Development.
Future Leaders is a contracted service provider to the Ministry of Social Development, delivering youth mentoring and employment placement services (EPS) in the Waikato and Wellington regions of New Zealand. Our programs take a holistic and end-to-end approach to facilitate sustainable employment and training outcomes for our rangatahi.
GirlGuiding is New Zealand’s largest girl-only organisation, offering girls and young women opportunities to enjoy a wide range of activities and outdoor adventures so they reach their potential and can make a difference in the world.
Glen Innes Family Centre has been providing holistic support and well-being services to the community for over 40 years. Our Youth Social Worker and Youth Worker provide the Mana Rangatahi programme to youth aged 10 and upwards, including transition to adulthood, and walk alongside coaching.
GHM is a youth & community development organisation based in Puketāpapa, Central Auckland. We offer a range of youth programmes including academic support, mentoring, youth leadership, community events, cultural arts and enterprise, Kāinga TU Malosi programme for Families, and creative projects that support community health and wellbeing.
Gore and Districts Community Youth Worker Trust’s services will be delivered as a service arm of the Community Networking Trust. Community Networking Trust provides one on one and group programmes to children and young people who need support and advice.
The Gore District Youth Council is in its 11th year and going from strength to strength. The Youth Council ensures that young people in Gore and the surrounding district has a voice in its community.
Graeme Dingle Foundation inspires all school age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem, promote good values and which teach valuable life, education and health skills.
GYDT works with young people in the Grey District to make it a cooler place to be.
Hamilton City Council works to offer the best – economically, environmentally, socially and culturally – to everyone who lives here.
Established in 2012, Heart For Youth Trust supports vulnerable/ marginalised rangatahi aged 8-24 years with Mentoring. We train volunteer adults from community to support youth within our community.
It is the philosophy of Hillary Outdoors that all rangatahi (youth), regardless of their finances or ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives by learning through adventure.
Horowhenua District Council’s vision is that young people in the Horowhenua live in a supportive environment which provides opportunities for development and celebrates success.
Clubhouses are creative technology spaces for people aged 10-18 and are totally free to use! The Clubhouse mission is to provide a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.
Using an evidence-based, whole-child approach, we work with Kiwi kids for 15 years, from their first years at school until they move on to tertiary study or employment. We provide wraparound services to keep dreamers on track because we know that giving kids access to the support and resources they need will lead to academic and life success.
Ignite Sport’s unique delivery style and message encourages all young people to consider their character, values, balance and heart. Ignite Sport engages and mentors a wide range of young people in youth and leadership development initiatives reinforcing important life skills, building resilience and positive decision making.
InsideOUT is a national organisation which works to make Aotearoa a safer place for all rainbow young people to live and be in. InsideOut provides projects, resources and training to support young people, schools and organisations to create safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQIA+ young people.
Inspiring Stories is a Kiwi charity with a bold vision to see young people realise their potential to change the world. We’re the crew behind Festival for the Future, the Impact Awards, and the Future Leaders programme.
JCI Aotearoa New Zealand is part of the largest youth led organisation in the world, represented by over 120 countries. Working within the framework of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, JCI New Zealand offers personal and professional development opportunities through experiential involvement from personal leadership to governance.
JustSpeak is a movement of young people who are speaking up and speaking out on criminal justice for a thriving Aotearoa. We develop youth-led tools, resources, spaces and support to facilitate a public conversation on criminal justice informed by evidence and lived experience.
Kahu Youth engages with Upper Clutha Youth by involving them in productive, learning and fun activities and programs so they can connect to the wider community and continue to build life skills, increase self-esteem and build confidence.
KCFT’s mission is to develop better connected and more sustainable communities across Kaipatiki, taking action at both a hyper-local, regional and national level. Our programmes cover a range of themes including: place-based work, health and well-being, inequality and support for young people.
KYDT (formerly Te Roopu O Wai Ora) is a community-based social service provider working alongside ‘at-risk’ young people and their whānau.
The Kāpiti Coast District Council enables democratic local decision making to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the Kāpiti Coast.
Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) is a free confidential health and support service for anyone between the ages of 10 and 24 living in Kāpiti.
The Karori Youth Centre is a space for young people aged 11–18 to drop in after school, to have fun, find belonging and develop their leadership and life skills. We offer a spread of activities including table tennis, art, board games and more. We are committed to seeing young people thrive.
Key Assets is a not-for-profit NGO providing specialised foster care services for children and young people throughout New Zealand.
Kickstart aims to connect and journey with young people to create healthy spaces and experiences that will enable these key successes for their futures. We do this through our youth centre based in central Upper Hutt and numerous wellbeing and lifeskills programmes both inside and outside of school.
Our vision is Tamariki Tu Tamariki Ora alongside our mission Aronui ki nga Tamariki, Aronui ki te whanau. We are an organisation that builds positive collaborative relationships with all, to focus on improved mokopuna outcomes by continually improving programmes and developing new innovative services. We provide housing, strengths based home visits and education.
Le Va, igniting communities,creating change! Our purpose is to support Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential and have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.
Today children and adolescents face a lot of challenges, including: obesity, substance use, mental health and well-being and bullying. The decisions we make as children can dramatically affect how we live our lives in the future – and this is why Life Education exists.
Life to the Max Horowhenua offers a free wrap-around service for young people aged from 10-19 years and their families. It offers innovative programmes and services to reduce the harm and risk associated with young peoples’ alcohol and drug use, offending and other at risk behaviours.
Lifewise are an Auckland-based community social development organisation, who develop new ways to solve challenging social issues and work with families, older people, people with disabilities, and people at risk of homelessness to turn people’s lives around.
LIFT Social Enterprise is based in the Hawke’s Bay, and has the vision of 100% youth employment for our region. We support young people (16-24 years) into sustainable and fulfilling employment and self-employment. By developing pathways around the individuals goals and aspirations.
We help develop young people and their families. We exist in schools, whānau and community supporting and encouraging young people through events, mentoring and assistance where needed.
Our purpose is to empower people to realise and reach their potential. In particular we educate and train people, particularly youth and unemployed, about options for personal development, leadership, employment and career development.
Mana o Te Tangata is a Mental Health and Addiction service based in the Manawatū region.
Marlborough Youth Trust provides services to communities, groups and individuals that enables, supports and encourages the development and well-being of the young people of Marlborough.
Massey Community Trust is a not for profit organisation affiliated with Massey Community Church. The Trust offers recovery programmes, group work and connection opportunities which empower individuals and families to overcome obstacles & live life to the full.
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing. The Mental Health Foundation work to influence individuals, whānau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and reach their full potential.
Merivale Community Centre provides a range of social services to support Merivale and wider Tauranga. We work alongside whānau to awhi them on their journey to build resiliency and realise potential. We have a particular focus on tamariki and rangatahi to support their development to build a community of happy and healthy tamariki and rangatahi.
Mia’s Greenlight Foundation Trust draws on the metaphor of Wayfindering to take a mana-enhancing, strength based approach to developing our nation’s Rangatahi/ Youth sense of meaning, purpose & belonging. Our programmes combine SEL, evidence based mindfulness practices & real-world events to help them navigate a meaningful life with greater positivity, engagement, & resilience.
Mixit is a multicultural platform that uses creativity as a means to increase confidence, communication, life skills for young people with refugee backgrounds. Mixit gives young people positive skills and experiences to enrich their lives and helps increase confidence, self-expression and communication skills.
Neighbourhood Support is a national network that builds safe, resilient and connected communities by encouraging households to support one another in their neighbourhoods.
The Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective is a not for profit agency that supports the people and agencies working with young people in the Nelson Tasman region.
Ngā Taiohi O Te Mātauranga offers education programmes for taiohi aged between 13-16 who are not attending High School. We provide quality learning opportunities where our taiohi feel safe, nurtured and accepted. We believe learning through experience develops resilient critical thinkers who thrive.
Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana operates a four-house model in which each house represents an area of disparity within our community. 1. Education (E tipu te maara Matauranga) 2. MVPFAFF and LGBTQiA+ (MVPFAFF o le Moana) 3. ARTS (Fale Lalaga Pasefika) 4. Community Service (Nu’u Manaakitanga).
Number 10 offer a range of specialty youth services as a one stop shop for young people aged between 10-24 years and their whānau/families.
In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, Baha’i’s are striving to bring the vision of the oneness of humanity into reality. Young people have a special role in this work, and we offer a programme for youth aged 12-15 called the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme.
Community Approach identifies seriously, ‘at risk’ young people early, before they enter the formal justice system and provides support and mentoring for young people and families in crisis.
The New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network is a charitable trust that works alongside those that work with young people. NZYMN aim to provide advice, support, access to best practice resources and training in Mentoring.
Odyssey House Trust Christchurch provides therapeutic support and education to clients with drug and alcohol addictions.
Our mission is to improve the wellbeing (Life quality) of individuals, family and community affected by addiction, mental health and related issues
Odyssey House is one of New Zealand’s most well respected and experienced providers of addiction treatment services. Through its Amplify and Stand-Up programmes, it works in close partnership with participating schools to provide easy access support for young people whose lives are influenced by alcohol and other drugs.
The Office of Film & Literature Classification is the Government body responsible for classifying publications that may need to be restricted or banned in New Zealand.
OMGTech! are a charity that teaches kids to innovate with technology including learning workshops for kids and educators; youth mentorship programmes for under-represented communities; technology programmes for Māori communities; volunteering with communities; enviro-tech education camp raglan; and indigenous game development programmes.
OneChance New Zealand is an initiative that facilitates leadership programmes designed solely for youth development and empowerment.
Otago Youth Wellness Trust provide support for rangatahi aged 11-18 with multiple needs impacting on their wellbeing, so they are able to live and participate fully in their community. Our integrated practice ensure the services and support required by each of our unique rangatahi are found and provided for them.
Tē tōia, tē haumatia, Nothing can be achieved without a plan, workforce and way of doing things. We are committed to a Kainga Whānau Ora approach that provides a revitalised model of health and social approach to wellness by empowering and putting whānau in principle and practice as a contributing factor in the relationship for wellness.
Outward Bound is New Zealand’s leading organisation for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure.
Outwest Youth is a youth work provider based in Helensville, north-west of Auckland. Outwest focuses on providing our local rangatahi (young people) with learning opportunities and life skills that aim to give them the best start to the journey they have ahead of them.
Pact supports people to lead fulfilling lives in the community. Pact offers residential support and mental health services for people with intellectual disabilities throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand.
The Design School is a private school that teaches foundation design encompassing the basic design principles, core thinking and visual skills required to be successful in the design industry.
At PACT we are committed to journeying with at risk rangatahi by providing essential support using preventative and mana enhancing approaches that encourages and empowers them and their whānau to reach their potential.
We support Northlanders living with a physical disability, their whanau and wider community by assisting with opportunities for sport, play and active recreation for fun, good health and competition.
POET provides experienced outdoor educators who work alongside teachers, building each school’s capability to deliver outdoor experiences. Schools can then run experiences themselves without relying on costly outdoor providers; a common barrier to participation.
INTEGRATION, INCLUSION, AND OPPORTUNITY
PHAB is an inclusive organisation that “walks the talk” promoting self reliance that enhances the social opportunities for people with disabilities, and supporting our members towards designing meaningful lives for themselves.
Porirua City Council provides information and services for residents, visitors and businesses in Porirua City, located 25 kilometres north of Wellington City, New Zealand.
Praxis is a network of Christian practitioners in youth and community work. It exists to support people who contribute to the development of young people in their communities. It is registered with the NZ Qualifications Authority as a Private Training Establishment and operates in partnerships with churches, mission organisations and community groups at local, national and international levels.
Young people have the time and talent to make a difference in the world. With a little guidance and freedom to make choices, youth can respond to need with volunteerism, advocacy, voice, and resources.
The Presbyterian Youth Ministry serves youth workers in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.
Q-Youth is a Nelson based organisation that provides support, information, advocacy and education for queer* young people, their friends and families. We offer services in the Nelson/Tasman region. Our groups and events are open to all young people up to the age of 24 as we are a queer/straight alliance.
RainbowYOUTH (est.1989) is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse people up to the ages of 28, as well as their wider communities to ensure that Aotearoa is a place where all young people can thrive.
Rangitīkei District Council’s youth policy is simple: to create a family-friendly District which is a great place to raise a family, where children and young people are valued for their contribution to the community. The Council supports two Youth Zones with youth development coordinators to liaise between young people and local agencies.
Real (Youth brand of Pathways) believes mental wellness and wellbeing are possible for every young person. They support young people to build life skills, resilience and strong connections with their family and whānau, friends and communities.
Reconnect Family Services offers a range of one-on-one and family support programmes for young people in the care and protection or youth justice systems. This includes mentoring and therapeutic residential programmes. Reconnect aims to reconnect families and reduce offending behaviour.
Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) is New Zealand’s leading mental health and wellbeing service for people from refugee backgrounds living in Aotearoa. Every day, people around the world are forced to flee their homes, families and communities in order to protect their own lives and those of their loved ones. Traumatic events can impact refugees’ health and initial settlement in New Zealand.
Reporoa College is located in the heart of Reporoa – a rural community 30 minutes South of Rotorua. The college is a mainstream school that houses students from Years 7 – 13 encompassing its surrounding areas including as far South as Mihi, through to Kaingaroa, Murupara and Galatea – the Paeroa ranges catchment.
Rerenga Awa | Canterbury Youth Workers Collective works collaboratively to strengthen the Youth Development Sector to meet the needs of young people.
Riposte offers a digital engagement solution centred around wellbeing. The Riposte application acts as both a peer-support tool as well as a wellbeing monitoring tool for youth workers, programme coordinators and teachers. Keep up-to-date with how your group of youth are feeling and why with real-time wellbeing data analytics.
Te Mana Whānau, Mana Taiohi – Diocesan Young Catholics Office is a church-based entity for the spiritual development of young people in the Catholic tradition.
The Rotary Club of Wellington is a vibrant, progressive and sustainable service club that leads positive social change in Wellington and beyond, and offers members diverse avenues for fulfilling contribution. The Youth Committee of the Club has responsibility for, and oversight of, on behalf of the Club, the Club’s participation in the 10 programs designed for young people.
Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust is a charitable organisation that was established in 1993 and a dedicated Youth One Stop Shop with the purpose of “Enabling youth to reach their full potential by helping them to be happy, healthy, safe, and moving towards a great future”.
Rubicon is a confidential service for young people who are facing addiction problems that are affecting their lives.
We offer a Specialist Youth, Alcohol and/or Other Drug Counselling, Co-Existing Problems (CEP) support services working with young people, aged 11 – 19 years living within the Northland DHB region.
Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD) is a student-led charity with the collective goal of preventing loss on New Zealand roads. The SADD team provide guidance and support using best practice, evidence based, road safety education approaches to influence their peers and wider community to positively promote safe road user behaviours.
SCOUTS New Zealand empowers youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference.
Search The Way (STW) is a provider of programmes and resources, that often utilise positive interactions with the outdoor environment, to encourage personal development of participants based in the West Coast and Upper South Island regions of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Seed Waikato creates accessible online and in-person experiences that build community connection and unlock possibilities for growth. Through volunteering programmes, workshops and digital content, diverse lived experiences and holistic wellbeing tools are shared to unleash human potential, empowering young people to integrate valuable learnings into their lives and build community along the way.
Led by ethnic women for ethnic women, Shakti is dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights of both women and children and advocating social change. A non-profit organisation serving migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Shakti; meaning strength; works to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women of colour.
Shore Junction is a youth innovation hub in the heart of Takapuna, Auckland, designed as a space for young people aged 13 – 24 to connect, belong, and grow.
Shore Junction offers various spaces, programming and services to support innovation, learning, well-being and creativity, enabling young people to accelerate their potential and embark on pathways to a success future.
Sir Peter Blake MERC provides changing marine environmental education and outdoor experiences for young New Zealanders. We believe the best learning experience involves salt spray in the face and sand between the toes.
Skylight offers a wide range of services to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief – whatever the cause, and whatever their age. It also equips, trains and supports those wanting to assist them, such as friends or family members, community volunteers and professionals.
Our vision is to be the best Pacific Provider of Quality Services for the Pacific Peoples in the South Waikato. We are a member of Aere Tai, based in Tokoroa, South Waikato. We deliver a range of community health, social and Whanau Ora services to the people of Tokoroa.
Sowers Trust works with young people and families in Howick Ward (Pakuranga to Flatbush), Beachlands, Maraetai and parts of Otara.
Spirit of Adventure Trust is an organisation dedicated to the development of youth. Tall ships such as the Spirit of New Zealand provide a great environment to challenge students, develop confidence and learn important life skills.
We are a charitable trust that creates community well being through the tools of play, active recreation and sport. Rangatahi is a key focus for us.
By providing proven wrap around support programmes, Springboard creates opportunities for young people to achieve positive outcomes and pathways to success. They focus on personal wellbeing by creating a place of belonging and celebrating one-to-one connections, whilst also engaging family and the wider community.
St John of God Waipuna is a specialist youth agency in Christchurch which manages an innovative range of programmes providing young people, their families/whānau and the community with support and opportunities for development.
St John Youth has over 6,000 members through two unique but distinctive programmes. The penguin programme is for young people aged 6-8 years and the cadet programme for young people aged 8-18 years. St John Youth focus on first aid, health care, leadership, communication and of course fun! All in a safe environment that encourages discovery and growth.
Iuventus assists young people aged 16 or 17 years old who are not in education, training or work.
Sticks ‘n Stones is a multi award-winning, youth-led bullying prevention charity. We empower, support and train 8-18 year olds so together we can create positive change and prevent bullying
Stopping Violence Dunedin provide counselling services for people affected by violence. our youth team provide programmes in schools to help young people deal with issues around friendship, bullying and family harm. We run creatively driven youth development projects to help strengthen community and reduce isolation.
Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust (VSCT) is a registered charity keen on improving the well-being of Wellington’s most vulnerable people; whether they’re youth who need help in the city at night, or tamariki living in hardship. We do this through Take 10, our support zone and the Do Some Good School Lunch Project.
Takiwā is a powerful analytics platform that shifts policy to where it belongs…taking better care of people, planet and the places we live.
Tararua Community Youth Services (TCYS) has served the young people of this district since August 1998 through a diverse range of creative initiatives (including the development of three Youth Centres) to meet the need of a vast rural district.
TYDT is a network of agencies and young people aged 11-24 working in partnership to strengthen the youth sector by: enhancing communication, coordination and cooperation to enable engagement for all young people in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.
Tautua Village is a rangatahi centric space located in Turanga nui a Kiwa – Gisborne. We support rangatahi taiohi to explore and create pathways that develop and grow their abilities to fulfil their goals and aspirations, and make positive impactful contributions in their whanau and communities.
Te Hā o Mātauranga, Learning in Kaikōura is all about creating, promoting and encouraging learning opportunities in Kaikōura.
Te Hiringa Hauora – Health Promotion Agency is an evidence-based health promotion organisation, influencing all sectors that contribute to health and wellbeing.
Te Karanga Charitable Trust facilitate strength-based youth programs in a range of mediums such as discussion groups; vocational education and one on one mentoring. We also facilitate entrepreneurial, creative, technical, digital, music and arts programs. We have a ‘youth for youth’ focus, promoting young leaders and youth led initiatives since 2006.
Provides a range of services for whānau in its area with a particular focus on tamariki, rangatahi in decile one and two schools, whānau residents in the lower socio-economic suburbs in Napier and surrounding districts and most of all pakeke and kaumātua.
Te Ora Hou Aotearoa is a network of faith-based Māori youth and community development organisations. Te Ora Hou have centres around the country and do what they can to support young people and their families in partnership with whānau, neighbourhoods and other organisations.
A kaupapa Maori organization, with a holistic approach to the wellbeing of all in our community, that foster a whanaunga led approach to a brighter future for all.
Te Wananga o Aotearoa Youth Services supports rangatahi 13-21 years working alongside with a wide range of training providers to help rangatahi make positive choices that can lead to a future career. We also have relationships with health and social service agencies that can support rangatahi wellbeing.
TeenLink is a group of Mentors that work one on one with youth between the ages of 11-17. You can find us in the community and in numerous schools throughout the Waikato Region. Building relationship is at the heart of what we do.
The Thames Youth Centre has been in operation for 20+ years. It is a stand alone Youth Centre for young people aged 12-24. TYC provides an independent social, arts and recreational space for young people.
The Make Way Programs take young people on a unique journey of self-discovery and development, where they learn how to look at their lives from the perspective of a writer, so that they can feel empowered and enriched by their personal story, no matter their history. Workshops are dynamic, engaging, and creative, allowing young people to connect with their inner voice, understand who they really are, and create a future for themselves that is authentic, meaningful, and inspired.
The Collaborative Trust is committed to assisting the healthy development of young people through training the people who work with young people; undertaking and disseminating research and evaluation so that training and services can be based on evidence and informing and influencing policy and practice.
Dingwall Trust provides a range of services including residential care and transition from care to independence that supports children and young people in need of support. At the heart of all our programmes is the belief that children and young people deserve safe, nurturing and respectful care in order to achieve their highest potential.
The Award is a global non-formal education framework, with more than 60 years of experience challenging young people to dream big and discover their potential. Open to anyone between the ages of 14-24 regardless of gender, background or ability, young people design their own Award programmes, set their own goals and record their own progress.
The Light Project is a charitable trust founded in 2017 by a small team of sexual and public health experts. The project is a pilot project that aims to help youth, their whānau, schools and wider communities to positively navigate the new porn landscape in Aotearoa.
The Malcam Charitable Trust believe that Young people can and do ‘make a difference’ and believe that resilience in young people is built through positive life experiences. We work to empower youth to realise their potential and achieve stronger communities. We have a range of services and Youth programmes to support the needs of rangatahi in Otago.
The Peace Foundation offers innovative and quality programmes, services and resources that are used in many schools, homes and communities – both in New Zealand and overseas.
The Prince’s Trust New Zealand’s mission is to activate young New Zealanders as the designers, authors, dreamers, and creators of a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.
The Salvation Army is an international movement and an evangelical branch of the Christian Church, which expresses its ministry through a balance of spiritual and social programmes.It fights poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
Ko te amorangi ki mua, Ko te hāpai ō ki muri, Te tturutanga mahi pono, o te Māori mana motuhake!
Toimata Foundation is a charitable trust focused on creative sustainability. Our programmes are collaborative, empowering and action-focused. With our founding partner Te Mauri Tau and over 100 other partners we run two nationwide programmes: Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools.
TOMM is the Outcomes Measurement Model that puts the client at the centre and keeps them there. It takes a fully holistic approach to care and support. It assists practitioners to create positive outcomes providing the greatest opportunity for each young person to reach their potential.
Turanga Ararau Youth Services delivers the Youth Service contract under the Ministry of Social Development. We are a team of dedicated youth workers helping to improve the lives of our rangatahi.
UN Youth New Zealand is a non-profit organisation that provides civics education outside the traditional classroom context. Through fun workshops, conferences, Model UN, and outreach events, they engage high school and tertiary students in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community.
UNICEF New Zealand works with the New Zealand Government to make life better for children. We constantly push to improve policies affecting children, so that all New Zealand children can enjoy a brighter future.
Unitec is New Zealand’s largest institute of technology, with more than 20,000 students studying over 150 work-oriented programmes. Unitec offer leading employment-focused education, including the Bachelor of Health and Social Development with a major in Youth Development.
UP Education has ten private colleges across Australasia, and is New Zealand’s largest independent tertiary education group. Our portfolio of uniquely tailored learning environments provides much more than an educational foundation – we instil lifelong dynamic skills in our students, preparing them to take on everything their future holds.
At Upside we support Aotearoa’s young people to feel a little brighter and a little more loved than they did yesterday. Through connection and responsive mentoring relationships with young people, their whānau and volunteer mentors, lives can be changed.
Based on tikanga Māori and designed for the challenges facing young people in New Zealand, Upwards aims to teach the crucial life skills needed to be a functioning adult, and move upwards in life.
From fun creative events to youth mentoring, peer to peer counseling, and a youth led hub, Vector is a community led team with a passion to see Te Puke Youth, Family, Business and Non-profits working and having fun together.
Vibe provides free confidential health & support services for people 10 to 24 in the Hutt Valley.
VisionWest exists to end homelessness, reduce poverty, support the elderly, and ensure young people have hope for the future.
VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is an independent connection and advocacy service for care experienced children and young people in New Zealand. VOYCE believe children and young people in care need to be heard and their voices kept at the centre of all the decisions made about them.
Wairarapa Whanau Trust is a not for profit, charitable organisation whose purpose is to coordinate social services in the Wairarapa Region. We are passionate about our young people and opportunities for them to grow, develop and thrive. We believe a community connected is a healthy, vibrant one, where all ages can grow and journey together.
Wakatipu Youth Trust is a not for profit organisation that works alongside young people aged 10-24 to achieve positive outcomes through both support and advocacy.
The Wayne Francis Charitable Trust is a philanthropic family organisation committed to making a positive, and lasting contribution to the community.
To encourage the development of healthy community relationships by focussing on residents, youth, children and whanau/families. To provide supportive services and programmes that will directly benefit youth, children, whanau/families and others.
Wellington is New Zealand’s centre of government and the world’s southernmost capital city. It is also the country’s cultural capital, third most populous urban area in New Zealand and home to many museums, theatres and arts festivals.
The Wellington Regional Youth Worker Trust is mandated by the local youth workers network and resourced by the Department of Internal Affairs. It encourages the development of training opportunities for youth workers, towards increasing the quality of youth work practices.
The Wellington Institute of Technology is a tertiary institution training around 8,000 students every year.
WACT provides a high level of community development services with the purpose of growing the skills, knowledge and potential of those they serve in the wider Bay of Plenty region.
Wesley Community Action works to bring out the best in people and supports just and caring communities throughout the Wellington region (including Ōtaki, Kāpiti, Porirua, Hutt Valley & Wellington) and work with people of all ages and stages of life.
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust was born in 1990 out of a recognized need to offer help and support to individuals and to our families. It is a pan-tribal social service, serving Iwi from Nukuhou to Whangaparāoa in the East. Whakaatu Whanaunga have now been providing health and social services in the Ōptiki District for over two decades.
The Whakatāne District Youth Council aims to get young people involved in local government planning and decision-making. It gives a voice to young citizens who live in the Whakatāne District, and enables members to actively contribute to community projects across the District.
Whanake means to rise up to the sky, to move onwards, to spring up, develop and to grow. We believe that this name resonates with our mission. We are based on Stoke, Nelson. Our mission is to empower rangatahi to participate and lead their journey from adolescence to adulthood. We work alongside 12-25 year olds.
Whangārei Youth Space has been set up to give young people aged 12-24 years old somewhere to go, something to do, someone to talk to and access to support and health services. It’s a place where they can socialise in a safe, positive way, take part in fun activities, and learn new skills. They give young people the space to develop the tools they need for life, work and a healthy future.
Workforce Development is a private training company, which has been serving New Zealand communities, businesses and government departments for over 20 years.
World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. With decades of experience, we employ proven, effective development and relief practices to empower communities to become self-sufficient and bring real, lasting change.
YES Disability Resource Centre (YES) is the hub of information and resources for people with a disability living in North and West Auckland. Yes has a strong focus on supporting young people with disabilities to lead a thriving life by supporting with relevant information, development programmes and a Youth Engagement Group which advises on service and development needs and co-designs projects and programmes.
The YMCAs across the country work together on a number of shared projects and aim to build strong people, strong families and strong communities by being locally responsive and engaged but also nationally co-operative and supportive.
Inspiring young people to discover their potential in business and in life. Making this happen is what excites us. That’s why we love what we do.
At te Whare Kaimahi Rangatahi (Young Workers Resource Centre) we proudly lead the way in New Zealand employment rights for young workers, because they’re the group most exploited. For that reason, we provide FREE employment support to anyone under 35, and employment education workshops specifically designed for rangatahi.
Youth and Community Works delivers a range of services and create a variety of opportunities for young people including: youth events, street ambassador services, youth leadership and volunteering opportunities and workshops in the Nelson Tasman region.
The Youth Health Hub is a free health service for young people aged 12-24 years living in West Auckland, North Shore, and Rodney.
Youth Horizons supports children, young people and their families/whānau with challenging conduct, anti-social behaviour and/or mental health needs, through the use of evidence-based models. Their focus is on behavioural management, parenting support, and reintegration with families within an in-home, out-of-home or community setting.
YOUth Inspire works to help young people (aged 18-24 yrs) connect to employment, education and training opportunities through employability skills programmes. YOUth Inspire work in areas in Hutt City where there is high youth unemployment, supporting young people and businesses to work together to create brighter futures for young people, whānau and communities.
OUR VISION To provide the youth in our community the support, skills, encouragement and confidence to be the best that they can be. OUR MANTRA We foster an environment of inclusion where young people have the power to choose their destiny and dare to dream big!
The Youth One Stop Shop offers free information, support, advocacy, counselling, health services, preparation or life skills programmes and holiday programmes for young people in Palmerston North aged between 10 and 24.
Youth Pathways offers a variety of pathways/programmes to support youth. Our Mission: Youth Pathways supports & guides young people in finding a path in life that reflects their potential as an individual, member of their whanau, culture & community
YSAR Trust is a non-profit organisation providing a three-year training programme for secondary school students. Focussing on skill development, community service principles and authentic outdoor education learning outcomes that are aligned with the Search and Rescue and Civil Defence sectors.
Youth Services Trust plans to be a true One Stop Shop for the youth of Whanganui providing them with a relevant, holistic and wrap around service within a youth orientated environment.
Youth Space is a Safe Space for 13-19 year old young people. We have lots of awesome equipment, run events, facilitate leadership programming including the Youth Council, and work collaboratively with local youth sector to co-create positive outcomes for young people of the city.
YouthABLE is a youth development and training social enterprise that works alongside young adults (16 – 30 years old) with a disability to discover, explore and connect them to their self identify and communities. As well as growing communities by providing support and information to individuals, whanau, schools, organisations and businesses.
YouthLaw Aotearoa is a free community law centre for children and young people nationwide. It provides free legal services to anyone aged under 25 who is unable to access legal help elsewhere, or those acting on their behalf including legal advice via 0800 UTHLAW (884 529) advice line; legal information on their website / other resources and law-related education sessions. YouthLaw also advocates for changes to law and policy to ensure children and young people’s rights are respected.
Youthline is a youth development organisation offering counselling services, information and referral, training and development programmes, youth work services, research, policy development and social enterprise.
Youthline Palmerston North works to create communities which relate to the needs of young people, respond to them and support them to achieve their potential.
Youthline’s primary purpose is to support and develop young people. We do this through our telephone counselling, web and text services and education services, and also by training young people to volunteer at Youthline. Youthline Wellington has been operating for almost 50 years and has over 100 volunteers.
Our YouthRéseau community exists to provide young people support, well-being resources and connection.
Youthtown is a nationally operated, not for profit organisation who empower young New Zealanders to be the best they can be. Youthtown achieves this through their 5 key programmes of After School, Holidays, Sport, Outdoors and Youth. Youthtown is committed to providing a safe environment where young New Zealanders can ‘dream it, do it’ with Youthtown.
YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is the national organisation for the YWCA movement in NZ. YWCA supports young women’s leadership, safe spaces, sexuality & health, and economic independence.
Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation that exists for the advancement of young people in the creative arts, leadership and education.
Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne is an urban eco-sanctuary located in central Wellington. We are a non-profit trust that works to connect people with our unique natural heritage, and inspire actions that transform how people live with nature in our cities, towns, and beyond. Our Education and Youth team are collaboratively designing young people’s programmes that support the development of conservation and leadership skills.