Youth service supports taiohi to get the education & employment they need for bright, independent futures.
The mana and wellbeing of our taiohi are at the centre of everything we do. We step in early to help taiohi build their confidence and increase their potential.
How It Works
Our focus is on supporting our taiohi into education, training and work-based learning- but we do much more. Our youth coaches provide intensive, tailored support to identify their goals and find the best path to reach them.
Each youth coach works with around 20 taiohi. This gives them the time to get to know the taiohi and their whānau; to understand their unique qualities, strengths and goals, and to tailor realistic plans that move them towards independence.
Youth coaches support their taiohi in the ways they most need it- whether that means giving practical help with housing issues, prepare for job interviews or connecting our taiohi with their local support group. Group work and fun activities, workshops and trips complement one-on-one mentoring.
Youth Payment helps taiohi aged 16 or 17 who can’t live with their parents or guardian and aren’t supported by them or anyone else.
Young Parent Payment
Young Parent Payment helps taiohi aged 16-19 who are responsible for a child.
NEET supports taiohi aged 16 or 17 to stay in school or get back into education if they have left.
What you need to apply:
Birth Certificate or Passport (we can help with this)
Carpentry & Construction
Step Up (NCEA L1)