Action Education offers a tailored approach to working with community groups. It works with an interactive action orientated methodology to assist in the engagement and development of young people and those that work with them.
Our aim is to provide high quality, accurate and timely research that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of all young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We have undertaken the Youth2000 survey series in New Zealand high schools. We welcome collaborations.
Anglican Youth Ministries is a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland. We 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.
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.
Bays Youth, (Bays Youth Community Trust) exists to work in the East Coast Bays, focussing on positive early intervention and support for 11 to 18 year old youth.
BGI is a non-government organisation based in Wellington, committed to the development of youth in the community. It facilitates mentoring, therapeutic adventures, dance classes, youth group in-school programmes, youth-led action research and youth worker training.
Brothers in Arms exists to bring hope and life-changing relationship to marginalised young people through quality, long term, mentoring relationships.
Campus Connections Aotearoa (CC-A) is a powerful, multi-level, therapeutic youth mentoring programme that provides one-to-one mentoring, prosocial activities and counselling support to disadvantaged young people who have been excluded from mainstream school. The youth attending the CC-A mentoring programme are enrolled with partnering alternative education (AE) providers in the Waitakere region of Auckland. CC-A youth participants are paired one-to-one with trained university students for 50 intensive hours of mentoring over four months.
Supporting 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.
Canterbury Youth Workers Collective aims to support Youth Workers to provide a professional service to young people while promoting that self-care is paramount.
Careerforce is the industry training organisation for the health, aged care, disability, social services and cleaning services sectors.
CCS Disability Action is nationwide organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.
Challenge 2000 is a youth development agency focused primarily on ages 12-17 and their families. Challenge 2000 provides a range of services including mentoring, respite care, community centre programmmes, social workers and youth workers in secondary schools, youth justice options, employment training, leadership and development, camps, youth groups, and much more.
The Christchurch Youth Council (Rūnaka Taiohi o Ōtautahi) is dedicated to advocating for a strong youth voice in Christchurch. They aim 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.
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.
Community Networking Trust provides one on one and group programmes to children and young people who need support and advice.
Directions Youth Health Centre is Hawkes Bay's youth one stop shop. It provides a confidential and free healthcare service specifically focused on youth aged between 10 - 24 years. it is able to provide comprehensive and wrap-around care through its team which includes a GP, nurses, counsellor, social worker and youth worker.
Eastern Southern Youth Trust supports and enables youth workers to work with young people and their whanau in the Eastern and Southern Suburbs of Wellington.
Empower Youth Trust is a peer-to-peer mentoring organisation and support initiative for refugee background youth who need career guidance and direction. Empower provides them with a positive role model and supports their personal and professional development through wellbeing and skill-based workshops.
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. All of its services are free and confidential.
Family Planning works to promote a positive view of sexuality to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. It provides a range of services including sexual and reproductive health information, clinical services, education and training and research.
Family Works Northern is a professional, not-for-profit organisation that’s here to support families in every way we can. We’re part of Presbyterian Support Northern, a charitable social services provider that’s been around for more than 130 years.
Far North REAP is a local, community-based non-profit organisation which provides flexible formal and non-formal learning opportunities in the Far North.
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.
Graeme Dingle Foundation aims to inspire 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.
The Trust believes in the principle that youth and adults are integral to each other’s development and wellbeing and views young people as a resource rather than a problem or service recipient. The Trust maintains two core focus areas: 1. Built on the principle of positive youth development the Youth Reference Group is a diverse group of young people in the community whose role is to unite a youth voice, with motivational and strategic support provided by the Trust’s Youth Development Coordinator role. 2. Projects where young people work in partnership with adults to plan and organise the types of activities that young people want available to them.
The HPA leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost-effective programmes.It also undertakes functions specific to providing advice and research on alcohol issues.
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.
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. We provide 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 charitable trust operating nationwide with the vision to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world.
JustSpeak is a network of young people speaking to, and speaking up for a new generation of thinkers who want change in our criminal justice system.Based on evidence and experience, we seek to create a safer and more just Aotearoa by minimising imprisonment, enabling better rehabilitation for offenders, and focusing on the social problems that lead to offending.
They are committed to serving and supporting sustainable neighbourhoods because our role succeeds where communities thrive.
KYDT (formerly Te Roopu O Wai Ora) is a community-based social service provider working alongside ‘at-risk’ young people and their whānau.
Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) is a free confidential health and support service for anyone between the ages of 10 and 24 living in Kapiti. Its Service is available for all health concerns and issues whether physical or emotional.
Rangatahi Tu Rangatira is a programme that encourages rangatahi participation and leadership in all forms of physical activity and Nutrition, with a particular focus on Traditional Māori Tākaro (games) tikanga (values) and other Whānau, Hapu, Iwi based initiatives. There is also a strong emphasis on Kai (food) and encouraging rangatahi to value food sources that contribute positively to their well-being and potential.
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 service 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.
The Mental Health Foundation is a charitable trust that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. We specialise in mental health promotion with a focus on the provision of information and resources on topics such as depression awareness, youth mental health promotion, suicide prevention, social inclusion and the reduction of stigma and discrimination, consumer/tangata whaiora issues, older people’s mental health and workplace mental health. We seek to inform, influence and advocate in all areas of mental health and wellbeing through research projects, policy and development work. The Mental Health Foundation has a comprehensive Resource and Information Service, which holds a wealth of information on a variety of mental health topics and provides a nationwide service to all New Zealanders.
Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective connects, supports and strengthens youth workers and agencies to enhance outcomes for our region's young people.
Ngati 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 Whakatane area.
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. They use a Te Whare Tapa Wha Model which promotes Physical, Mental, Spiritual and whānau/family well being.
The New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network is a "charitable trust" that works alongside those that work with young people. We aim to provide advice, support, access to best practice resources and training in Mentoring.
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.
Outward Bound is New Zealand's leading organisation for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure.
Supporting people to lead fulfilling lives in the community. There aren’t many organisations which can claim a history going back to the 1800’s, but we can. It doesn’t matter why anyone needs our help, we have the skills and experience to support 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.
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.
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. We provide information, referral, peer-support, education, professional development & a drop-in centre. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website.
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. We support two Youth Zones with youth development coordinators – Oliver in Taihape and Gillian in Marton. Oliver and Gillian liaise between young people and local agencies. Our aim is that every child in our community grows into an adult who knows their worth and is able to take their place confidently in the world.
The Rotorua Youth Centre brings you events, activities, programs, live entertainment, free youth health services, recreation facilities and more. Helping young people to be HAPPY, HEALTHY, SAFE and moving towards a GREAT future! The Rotorua Youth Centre is a place where young people can come and be involved! We have heaps happening to engage in. Workshops and Holiday Programs, Music tuition, Driver Licensing, Health Service and more. Come and learn a new skill, meet some new people, or try something you've never tried before.
Rubicon works with youth and alcohol and drug issues in the Northland area, Rubicon's services also include weekly self referral school clinics available to all young people requiring counselling and support with drug and alcohol issues.
We empower youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference. Our vision is that in 2025, more than 25,000 youth will enjoy scouting adventures. They will come from every background with a place for all, shape their own experiences and make a positive difference for New Zealand.
Licensed Provider Search The Way (STW) operates as a Social Enterprise that mentors participants based in the West Coast and Upper South Island regions of Aotearoa NZ, as they complete educational learning experiences and opportunities. This includes great youth development initiatives such as The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Aotearoa NZ - Hillary Award, The William Pike Challenge Award and the On Track Programme. It often utilizes the South Island’s inspiring outdoor environment as the ultimate classroom. It primarily works those aged 12-24 and aims to reconnect participants with themselves, others and the outdoors, to create an environment where participants can be empowered to know, show and grow in their true potential.
Shakti Legal Advocacy & Family Social Services Inc. (formerly the Shakti Migrant Resource Centre) has its origins in the Shakti Asian Women's Support Group founded in 1995 by migrant women. The Group set up the Shakti Migrant Resource Centre in the year 2000 with the objective of providing advocacy and settlement service for all migrants.
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.
Spirit of Adventure Trust is a not-for-profit organisation empowering young New Zealanders to reach their full potential through the challenge of the sea. The Trust owns and operates the tall ship Spirit of New Zealand and runs it's world renowned youth development programme on board. The 10 day voyage youth development programme enables a group of 40 young people from all over New Zealand aged 16-18 years, to come together for the learning adventure of a lifetime.
St John of God Waipuna is a specialist youth agency in Christchurch which manages an innovative range of programmes providing young people, their families/whanau and the community with support and opportunities for development.
St John Youth has over 6,000 members and you could be part of the action! We focus on first aid, health care, leadership, communication and of course fun! All in a safe environment that encourages discovery and growth. To find out more about joining please contact our youth team at email@example.com or call 0800 785 646.
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.
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.
Te Ora Hou Aotearoa is a network of faith-based Māori youth and community development organisations. We have centres around the country and do what we can to support young people and their families in partnership with whānau, neighbourhoods and other organisations.
The Collaborative's vision is to ensure that well trained, and well informed professionals work with young people to guarantee their healthy development. The maintain a holistic view of healthy development which includes wellbeing in the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, family, school and community areas of life.
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 was founded in 1988 by Malcolm Cameron on the premise that young people can and do make a difference.
The Peace Foundation (Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/New Zealand) offers innovative and quality programmes, services and resources that are used in many schools, homes and communities - both in New Zealand and overseas.
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.
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, we engage high school and tertiary students in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community. Our goal is to inspire young New Zealanders to be global citizens in the rapidly globalising world of today. Global citizenship exists in an incredibly diverse range of forms, and UN Youth hopes to provide the opportunities for all young people to be the global citizen that they aspire to be. Throughout Aotearoa, our work equips young people to become informed, engaged, and critical New Zealanders who understand their global context and the connections between the local and the global. Our organisation provides young people with the necessary educational and social skills to excel. Annually, over 3000 young New Zealanders from Northland to Southland attend a UN Youth event. UN Youth is powered by a body of 150 volunteers across the country who dedicate many hours of their week to engaging young people and growing the organisation.
Unitec is New Zealand's largest institute of technology, with more than 20,000 students studying over 150 work-oriented programmes. We offer leading employment-focused education, including the Bachelor of Health and Social Development with a major in Youth Development.
Vibe is a "One Stop Shop" providing the following service's; health service, support service and youth service.
VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai is an independent connection and advocacy service for care experienced children and young people in New Zealand. We 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.
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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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.
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), is one of New Zealands leading providers of applied vocational education and training.
The drive of WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust is simple ‘Communities are solid, strong and self supporting’
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. We give young people the space to develop the tools they need for life, work and a healthy future.
Our mission is providing opportunities for young people to explore their strengths and find their fit, so that we have a community where every young person has a sense of identity and belonging.
Workforce Development is a private training company, which has been serving New Zealand communities, businesses and government departments for over 20 years.
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.
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.
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.
At the Y, we are a lot of things to a lot of people but the essence of what we do is quite simple: we connect people to their communities to live happier, healthier lives. In everything we do, we focus on family, healthy living, developing young people and those less fortunate. We do this through our core operational divisions of Outdoor Education, Children’s Services, Community Recreation Youth Development and Affordable Housing. The Y always has been, and always will be, dedicated to building strong people, strong families, and strong communities.
Youth and Community Works is a Social Enterprise working alongside communities and their people to enable them to flourish. Based in the Nelson Tasman region, YCW provides a range of innovative youth and community focused services, training, programmes, and events.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Wellington is an incorporated society established in 1971. Since then we have consistently delivered high quality youth development and support services to young people across the lower North Island and the top of the South Island. The organisation is based in central Wellington although we work in partnership with schools and other agencies across the region. We also work in partnership with the five other independent Youthline organisations to deliver a 24 hour phone, text and email counselling service to young people across New Zealand.
Youthtown is a nationally operated, not for profit organisation delivering programmes, that develop skills and knowledge, to as many 5-18 year olds as they can. They operate from schools, community centres/club rooms as well as their own sites, making them as accessible to the community as possible, before, during, after school and in the holidays. Activities within sessions, workshops, camps, events and project groups have a sports/outdoor, creative or social theme and the four values : Independence, Mastery, Generosity and Belonging, are integrated into everything they do. Youthtown provides a safe environment for young people to have tonnes of fun with their peers ‘dreaming it, doing it’, giving them a sense of achievement every day. Their vision is to empower young New Zealanders to be the best they can be.
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. They have a proud heritage of providing FREE community programmes in Auckland for over 125 years which deliver on our mission to Empower Women. YWCA Auckland are passionate advocates of young women’s leadership development, and what we do makes a real difference in New Zealand women’s lives.
YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is the national organisation for the YWCA movement in NZ. We are here to support individual and community change by empowering women, especially young women, to develop and exercise their individual and collective leadership through enhancing their spiritual, physical, mental and cultural well-being. We are committed to addressing all forms of oppression, so that women may together attain social and economic justice. The YWCA’s work around the country is underpinned by an intergenerational model where leadership is shared between women of all ages and enables opportunities for young women to thrive and contribute in their own lives and their communities.
Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation that exists for the advancement of young people in the creative arts, leadership and education.