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About Us

Our Members

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.

Action Education

Action Education uses action and creative based methods to ignite the engagement of young people at all stages of their development.

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Adolescent Health Research Group

The AHRG aims to provide high quality, accurate and timely research that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of all young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Alexandra and Districts Youth Trust

The Youth Base has a ton of epic programs and events running with three youth workers working in schools and in the community.

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Anamata CAFE

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 Whangaparaoa in the East. Whakaatu whanaunga have now been providing health and social services in the Ōpōtiki District for over two decades.

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Anamata is a Youth One Stop Shop providing an accessible health service at a low to no cost to young people and their whnau in the Taupō District.

Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) is a free confidential health and support service for anyone between the ages of 10 and 24 living in Kāpiti.

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Anglican Youth Ministries

Anglican Youth Ministries is a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland. The Youth Ministries provide opportunities for youth to know and follow Jesus, equip youth leaders to minister to teenagers, encourage youth to play their role in God’s mission and support Anglican churches to make disciples and develop young leaders.

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Auckland Council

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”.

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Auckland Sexual Health

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.

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Barnardos

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.

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Bays Youth Community Trust

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.

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BGI

BGI is a youth development organization based in Wellington city. BGI offers a range of youth programmes including mentoring, youth groups, youth leadership and family support.

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Blue Light

Blue Light is a registered charity that works in partnership with the police to deliver an extensive range of youth programmes and activities.

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Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms exists to bring hope and life-changing relationship to marginalised young people through quality, long term, mentoring relationships.

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Campus Connections

Campus Connections Aotearoa is a therapeutic youth mentoring programme run at the University of Auckland, connecting youth from the alternative education sector and students.

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CanTeen

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.

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Canterbury Youth Workers Collective

The Canterbury Youth Workers Collective works collaboratively to strengthen the Youth Development Sector to meet the needs of young people.

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Careerforce

Careerforce is the industry training organisation for the health, aged care, disability, social services and cleaning services sectors.

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CCS Disability Action Northern Region

CCS Disability Action is nationwide organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.

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Cerebral Palsy Society

The CPS enhances the lives of people with cerebral palsy by empowering them to make their own decisions.

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Challenge 2000

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

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Christchurch Youth Council

The Christchurch Youth Council (Rnaka Taiohi o Ōtautahi) is dedicated to advocating for a strong youth voice in Christchurch. The Council aims to provide young people with the avenue to have their say and to create a community where the youth voice is as valued as all others in the community.

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Clutha District Youth Council

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.

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Community Colleges NZ

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.

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Community Networking Trust

Community Networking Trust provides one on one and group programmes to children and young people who need support and advice.

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Connected Media

Connected Media is a New Zealand based charitable trust founded in 1993. Our mission is to promote sustainability through media.

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CromYouth

CromYouth offers awesome programs and events with two youth workers in schools in and around the community of Cromwell.

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Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is the national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.

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Directions Youth Health Centre

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.

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Eastern Southern Youth Trust

Eastern Southern Youth Trust supports and enables youth workers to work with young people and their whānau in the Eastern and Southern Suburbs of Wellington.

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Empower

Empower Youth Trust is a peer-to-peer mentoring organisation and support initiative for refugee background youth who need career guidance and direction.

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EVOLVE

Evolve is a youth service in central Wellington for young people aged 10-25. Young people are actively involved in all levels of the service, from day to day operation to service delivery and governance.

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Family Planning

Family Planning works to promote a positive view of sexuality to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

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Family Works Northern

Family Works Northern is a professional, not-for-profit organisation that’s here to support families in every way we can. Family Works are part of Presbyterian Support Northern, a charitable social services provider that’s been around for more than 130 years.

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Far North REAP

Far North REAP is a local, community-based non-profit organisation which provides flexible formal and non-formal learning opportunities in the Far North.

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FONUA OLA Network Provider

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 and Pasifika Futures.

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Framework Services – Personal Focus service

Framework Services – Personal Focus Service provides mental health friendly accommodation, charitable grants, mental health sector initiatives and supports Framework Services Limited and its mental health and intellectual disabilities services.

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GirlBoss

GirlBoss empowers confident, resilient, future-ready, young women to lead and change the world. GirlBoss New Zealand was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

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GirlGuiding

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.

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Graeme Dingle Foundation

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.

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Grey District Youth Trust

GYDT works with young people in the Grey District to make it a cooler place to be.

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Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council works to offer the best – economically, environmentally, socially and culturally – to everyone who lives here.

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Hohepa

Hohepa offers opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to live, learn and work with others of all abilities in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect.

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Horowhenua District Council

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.

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HPA

HPA is an evidence-based health promotion organisation, influencing all sectors that contribute to health and wellbeing.

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Hutt City Clubhouse

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.

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InsideOUT

InsideOUT is a national organisation which works to make Aotearoa a safer place for all young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics 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.

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Inspiring Stories

Inspiring Stories is a charitable trust operating nationwide with the vision to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world.

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IUVENTUS

Iuventus assists young people aged 16 or 17 years old who are not in education, training or work.

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JustSpeak

JustSpeak is a youth-led movement for transformative change in criminal justice towards a fair, just and compassionate Aotearoa.

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Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust

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.

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Kaipatiki Youth Development Trust

KYDT (formerly Te Roopu O Wai Ora) is a community-based social service provider working alongside ‘at-risk’ young people and their whānau.

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Karori Youth Centre

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Key Assets

Key Assets is a not-for-profit NGO providing specialised foster care services for children and young people throughout New Zealand.

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Le Va

Le Va’s purpose is to support Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential and have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.

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Life to the Max Horowhenua

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.

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Lifewise

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.

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Mana O Te Tangata

Mana o Te Tangata is a Mental Health and Addiction service based in the Manawat region.

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Marlborough Youth Trust

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.

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Massey Community Trust

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.

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Mental Health Foundation

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.

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Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective

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.

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Ngāti Awa Social and Health Services Trust

Ngāti Awa Social & Health Services is constituted and mandated to provide all social, health and employment services to Ngāti Awa and the wider community within the Whakatāne area.

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Number 10 YOSS

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.

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NZ Baha’i Community

In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, Baha’i’s are striving to bring the vision of the oneness of humanity into reality. All individuals, of whatever race, gender, religion or social status, are invited to contribute to this effort.

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NZ Police Mt Roskill Community Approach

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.

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NZ Youth Mentoring Network

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.

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Odyssey

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.

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Office of Film & Literature Classification

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.

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Outward Bound

Outward Bound is New Zealand’s leading organisation for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure.

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Outwest Youth

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.

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Pact

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.

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Palmerston North School of Design

The Design School is a private school established in Palmerston North in 1993 by Bob McMurray which teaches foundation design which encompasses the basic design principles, core thinking and visual skills required to be successful in the design industry.

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Papakura Anglican

Papakura Anglican is an open and welcoming community of faith who value diversity and offer generous hospitality to all, young and old.

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Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council provides information and services for residents, visitors and businesses in Porirua City, located 25 kilometres north of Wellington City, New Zealand.

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Port Waikato Community Health and Support Services Trust

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Praxis

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.

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PYM

The Presbyterian Youth Ministry serves youth workers in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

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RainbowYOUTH

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.

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Rangitikei District Council

Rangitikei 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.

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Real

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.

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Real Waikato

Real is aimed at supporting young people to grow confidence, realise their potential and achieve their dreams. Real wants to play a part in supporting all young New Zealanders to feel great about their futures.

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Reconnect Family Services

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.

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Rotary Club of Wellington

The Rotary Club of Wellington is an organisation that is all about people working together to help others – while enjoying the company of members in the process.

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Rotorua Youth Centre

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”.

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Rubicon

Rubicon works with youth and alcohol and drug issues in the Northland area. Rubicon’s services include weekly self referral school clinics available to all young people requiring counselling and support with drug and alcohol issues.

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Safer Ashburton

Safer Ashburton is the largest locally-driven provider of community services in the Ashburton District. This non-profit organisation that has been operating as a charitable trust for more than 25 years, providing free and confidential services that focus on a healthier, stronger and safer community for all.

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SCOUTS New Zealand

SCOUTS New Zealand empowers youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference.

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Search The Way

Search The Way (STW) is a Social Enterprise that mentors participants based in the West Coast and Upper South Island regions of Aotearoa New Zealand, as they complete educational learning experiences and opportunities.

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Shakti Youth

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.

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Skylight

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.

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Sowers Trust

Sowers Trust works with young people and families in Howick Ward (Pakuranga to Flatbush), Beachlands, Maraetai and parts of Otara.

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Spirit of Adventure Trust

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.

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Springboard

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.

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St John of God Waipuna

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.

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St John Youth

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.

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Sticks ‘n Stones

Sticks ‘n Stones is a youth led anti bullying charity committed to empowering young people to take positive action online and off, to understand the impact of their words and actions and stop (cyber)bullying.

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Takiwā

Takiwā is a powerful analytics platform that shifts policy to where it belongs…taking better care of people, planet and the places we live.

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Tararua Community Youth Services

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.

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Tauranga Youth Development Team

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.

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Te Hā o Mtauranga

Te Hā o Mātauranga, Learning in Kaikōura is all about creating, promoting and encouraging learning opportunities in Kaikōura.

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Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri

At Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri, whānau Ora is a transformational, culturally grounded, whole of person, whole of whānau, whole of environmental approach to our delivery of health, social and other services. At its heart are their tikanga values of relationship and connectedness and their driving values of participation, protection and partnership.

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Te Ora Hou

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.

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Te Oro

The long held community dream of a music and arts centre for young people in Glen Innes is here. In this multi-purpose space young people and the local community can come together to perform, practise and learn the arts; express their creativity and talents; and celebrate their cultures.

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Te Rau Ora

Te Rau Ora (originally Te Rau Matatini) is New Zealands and indigenous Māori organisation providing a range of local and national programmes to improve Māori Health.

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Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga

The mission of Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is to Mauri ora ki te mana Māori o Heretaunga: To uplift the well-being of Heretaunga Māori.

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Thames Youth Centre INC

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.

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The Collaborative

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.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

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.

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The Light Project

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.

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The Logos Project

The Logos Project works primarily with the Catholic community and whānau to: develop leaders of all ages and in all contexts, who are grounded in their values and make positive choices for themselves and for others, demonstrate to young people the connections between faith and daily life, by communicating the spirit of the Gospels and role modelling.

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The Malcam Charitable Trust

The Malcam Charitable Trust is a youth development trust in Dunedin and Clutha district who facilitate quality fun experiences that encourage young people to become self-supporting and valued members of their communities. The Trust enables young people to find out more about themselves and the difference they make.

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The Peace Foundation

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.

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The Prince’s Trust

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.

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The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust

The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust was formed and is still run by former refugees, who understand better than anyone the journey that new comers are undertaking in this country. The Centre interacts mainly in Hamilton with people of refugee backgrounds. Their role is to advocate, inform, and educate individuals and families.

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The Salvation Army

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.

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Thrive

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust is a community organisation working to improve the lives of young people, parents and families by providing information, support and assistance across the parenting and pregnancy pathway.

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TKKM o Te Wnanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu

Ko te amorangi ki mua, Ko te hāpai ō ki muri, Te tturutanga mahi pono, o te Māori mana motuhake!

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TOMM

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.

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UN Youth NZ

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.

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UNICEF NZ

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.

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Unitec Institute of Technology

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.

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Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust

UHCYT aims to connect and journey with young people to create healthy spaces and experiences that will enable these key successes for their futures.

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Vector Group Charitable Trust

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.

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VIBE

Vibe provides free confidential health & support services for people 10 to 24 in the Hutt Valley.

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VisionWest Community Trust

VisionWest exists to end homelessness, reduce poverty, support the elderly, and ensure young people have hope for the future.

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VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai

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.

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Wakatipu Youth Trust

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.

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Wayne Francis Charitable Trust

The Wayne Francis Charitable Trust is a philanthropic family organisation committed to making a positive, and lasting contribution to the community.

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Wellington City Council

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.

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Wellington City Mission – Mission for Youth

Mission for Youth is a comprehensive Alternative Education programme for youth who have disengaged or been excluded from mainstream schools, providing a place of belonging, life-skills, and new opportunities.

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Wellington Regional Youth Worker Trust

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.

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WelTec

The Wellington Institute of Technology is a tertiary institution training around 8,000 students every year.

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WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust

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.

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Wesley Community Action

Wesley Community Action works to bring out the best in people and supports just and caring communities throughout the Wellington region (including taki, Kāpiti, Porirua, Hutt Valley & Wellington) and work with people of all ages and stages of life.

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Whakaatu whānaunga Trust

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 Whangaparaoa in the East. Whakaatu Whanaunga have now been providing health and social services in the Ōptiki District for over two decades.

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Whangarei Youth Space

Whangarei 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.

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Whenua Iti Outdoors

Through experiential Learning and the challenge of the outdoors, Whenua Iti Outdoors offers opportunities to learn more about yourself and others, about our unique culture and inspiring natural environment.

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White Elephant Trust

White Elephant Trust is a youth-driven charity aimed to cultivate leadership and facilitate positive youth development.

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William Pike Challenge Award

The William Pike Challenge Award is a structured, specialist year-long programme designed for teachers to foster personal development in year 7, 8 & 9 students.

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Workforce Development

Workforce Development is a private training company, which has been serving New Zealand communities, businesses and government departments for over 20 years.

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Yes Disability Resource Centre

YES Disability Resource Centre (YES) is the hub of information and resources for people with a disability living in North and West Auckland.

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YMCA Central

The YMCA is the cornerstone of a strong, caring and safe community, helping to build strong children, strong families and strong communities, living harmoniously in a safe and caring society. Our community stretches throughout the Whanganui and Manawat areas locally, throughout New Zealand and the world.

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YMCA Christchurch

The Christchurch YMCA is one of the largest YMCAs and like all Ys it has its own particular set of focuses as it tries to make a difference in the community.

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YMCA Gisborne District

YMCA Gisborne builds strong kids, strong families and a strong Gisborne community and have been doing this since 1880 within the Gisborne community.

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YMCA New Zealand

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.

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YMCA of Auckland

YMCA Auckland is a not for profit organisation, committed to strengthening families and youth development. Part of a global family, but proud to be 100% New Zealand owned and operated, YMCA Auckland is out there, managing over 20 facilities from Whangaparaoa in North Auckland to Hamilton in the Waikato.

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YMCA South and Mid Canterbury

YMCA South and Mid Canterbury is a not-for-profit organisation that provides educational programmes for students aged from 16 to 65 years of age and various youth, sport and recreation programmes, services and activities for youth aged from 12 to 24 years of age.

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YMCA Southland

Building, empowering and engaging with the community has always been a fundamental purpose of the YMCA Southland.

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YMCA Wellington

The YMCA Wellington connect people to their communities to live happier, healthier lives. YMCA Wellington focus on family, healthy living, developing young people and those less fortunate through their core operational divisions of Outdoor Education, Children’s Services, Community Recreation Youth Development and Affordable Housing.

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Youth and Community Works

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.

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Youth Health Hub, Health West

The Youth Health Hub is a free health service for young people aged 12-24 years living in West Auckland, North Shore, and Rodney.

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Youth Horizons Trust

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.

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YOUth INSPIRE Trust

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.

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Youth One Stop Shop

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.

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Youth Search and Rescue

YSAR enables students to become active volunteers in emergency response organisations. The independent, non-profit training organisation inspires future leaders with a focus on practical skills, technology, innovation and community.

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Youth Services Trust, Whanganui

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.

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YouthLaw Aotearoa

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. YouthLaw also provides law related education to young people and those who work with them, and develops legal education resources, including a free phone app.

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Youthline Charitable Trust

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.

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Youthline Palmerston North

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.

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Youthline Wellington

Youthline Wellington is an organisation of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers, who work to provide a safe, youth-centred service that supports and empowers people. The youth helpline is the cornerstone of the organisation, proudly provided since 1971. Youthline Wellington also provides youth development opportunities through our youth development programme, and through education visits to schools and communities in the greater Wellington Region.

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Youthtown

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.

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YWCA Auckland

YWCA Auckland is part of the world’s largest women’s organisation, a global network of 25 million women leading social and economic change in over 125 countries worldwide. YWCA Auckland have a proud heritage of providing free community programmes in Auckland for over 125 years which deliver on our mission to empower women.

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YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand

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.

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ZEAL

Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation that exists for the advancement of young people in the creative arts, leadership and education.

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