Kia Ora Youth Central community!

An update from operations manager Mark Inman As we celebrate a remarkable milestone of 18 months in our newly renovated Thirteenth Ave location, our excitement knows no bounds. The transformation we’ve witnessed in this space has been nothing short of extraordinary, mirroring the growth and positive trajectory of our programs. The genuine joy radiating from … Read more

Te Ara Kaha programme offers a transformative experience for disengaged youth

Te Ara Kaha is a new programme that has been created to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment for disengaged youth during the school holidays and weekends. By offering this programme we aim to empower participants, foster positive personal development and contribute to the overall wellbeing of the Tauranga community. Through careful implementation, evaluation … Read more

IBA putting youth on the path to employment

IBA – Imagine, Believe, Achieve (Moemoea, Kimihia, Taea) The IBA programme was established in 2020 to help youth from 15 to 24 develop enough skills and knowledge to successfully engage in employment, study or training. While there is a heavy focus on learning the key employability skills that employers look for when hiring employees, IBA … Read more

Tauranga Boxing Academy doubles membership

Our values are at the core of our programme and form the foundation of the TBA culture. Through these values our youth learn to be kind, respectful, trustworthy, responsible and resilient citizens of society.  Having moved from our previous site in 2022, we are now able to cater to more students in the gym. TBA … Read more

TBA boxers compete at a national level

For our TBA members that would like to further their pathway in boxing, we run competitive boxing with our coach Mike Owen. Mike has had previous experience in the ring and is dedicated to training our boxers three nights a week. He also organises sparring sessions against other clubs, entering competitions around the North Island. … Read more

Pasifika programme ‘Aiga’ supports cultural and emotional needs

Aiga has evolved since the pilot programme began in 2021. We have now reached 6 Secondary Schools and 1 Intermediate School. In the past 12 months alone, we have reached 149 students. The programme has brought together many Pasifika students from various schools and the environment we have created ensures our youth feel they are … Read more

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