Our Programmes

Tauranga Boxing Academy

By utilising boxing, physical fitness and mentoring, the Tauranga Boxing Academy (TBA) instils core values and physical and mental well-being in a safe and inclusive environment. With ongoing support, the TBA empowers members to be the best they can be in all aspects of their life.

Imagine Believe Achieve

Linking youth to employment, study or training pathways, by developing key employability and vocational skills. We also focus on increasing resilience and ability to stay in meaningful, sustained, employment or training.


Connecting positively with Pasifika youth, supporting them to discover and enhance their underlying strength and purpose to meet life’s challenges with confidence.

Te Aranui Youth Trust

Delivering a number of interventions to provide vulnerable youth with the tools for a positive future. We believe all young people have the potential to thrive.

Ki Tai (To the Sea)

Providing opportunities to learn discipline and get physically and mentally fit; understand and learn core values; develop leadership capability and self-confidence through access to positive role models and mentors.

Te Hono

Providing support, knowledge and the tools needed to enable rangatahi to transition into adulthood successfully, growing and developing into independent adults who contribute positively to our community.

Te Ara Kaha

Te Ara Kaha is a fun, exciting, adventure-based programme for youth. It is designed to foster personal growth by providing them with outdoor adventure experiences in natural environments.

About the Trust

Our vision is to see vibrant, independent, and responsible youth contributing to their communities.

The Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust was set up in 2017 in response to the growing inequalities developing for some rangatahi in Tauranga. Our goal is to improve the lives of young people by delivering inspiring programmes built on our five core values.

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