Youth programmes

Caring for, encouraging and nuturing Northland’s young people to become future leaders

We’re all about helping young people in our community just like you become leaders and find your path to higher education and work opportunities.

Our main goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge to create awesome youth-led programs and projects that make a real impact in our community.

We’re not doing this alone, though. We collaborate with other cool organisations in the Far North who are just as passionate about youth. Together, we’re all about creating sustainable initiatives that strengthen our community and make us proud of our culture and roots.

But that’s not all. We’re also tight with the Building Safer Communities teams and work hand-in-hand with their initiatives. We want to make sure no gaps are left behind and that all the needs of young people in our wider community are met.

So, what are our objectives? Well, we’re all about listening to you, engaging with you, and understanding your needs. We want to boost your voice, develop your leadership skills, and help you shine. Plus, we’ve got a wicked positive youth media strategy, employment and learning opportunities, workshops, mentoring, and more. We’re all about building relationships, not just within our community, but with other youth organisations and educational providers all across the country.

Youth Innovations is here to support you, empower you, and help you grow. So, let’s dive in, have some fun, and make a difference together!

Youth Space

A vibrant and inclusive environment where young minds can thrive.

Kaitaia’s Youth Space is a hub of excitement, creativity, and support for youth aged 12 to 24 in the Far North. Best of all, every workshop, activity, and program we offer is absolutely FREE!

At the Youth Space, we’ve got something for everyone. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast, an aspiring angler, a fitness fanatic, or simply looking to hang out with friends, our range of workshops, activities, and programs has you covered.

Here’s a taste of what we offer:

Fundamentals in Cooking

Discover your inner chef and explore the world of culinary delights. Our cooking workshops teach you the basics of food preparation, cooking techniques, and nutrition, empowering you to whip up delicious and healthy meals.

Far North Anglers

Cast your worries away and reel in unforgettable experiences with our fishing workshops. Learn the art of angling, tackle different fishing techniques, and discover the joy of being out on the water, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Far North.

Hauora Ha Hauora Hi

Get your heart pumping and embrace a healthy lifestyle with our fitness programs. From energetic workouts to outdoor adventures, we’re all about promoting physical well-being and instilling the love for an active lifestyle.

Look Good, Feel Good

Take charge of your personal grooming and style with our support programs. Learn about skincare, grooming techniques, and personal presentation to boost your confidence and help you feel your best.

It’s All About Me

Join the team and dive into exciting activities related to well-being and self-care. Connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and explore strategies for a happier and healthier life.

But that’s not all!

Youth Space is also a place to simply hang out, relax, and have fun. Play board games, connect with our friendly and supportive youth navigators, grab a bite to eat, or use our laptops and computers for leisure or educational purposes. It’s a space designed with your needs in mind.

What makes Youth Space truly special is that everything we offer is designed by youth, for youth. We believe in the power of your ideas, passions, and perspectives. That’s why we actively involve young minds in shaping our workshops, activities, and programs. It’s all about creating a space that reflects your interests and nurtures your talents.

So, come on over to the Building Safer Communities’ Youth Space, where you can learn, grow, connect, and have a blast. Discover new horizons, forge lifelong friendships, and make unforgettable memories. We can’t wait to welcome you!

To learn more about our upcoming workshops and activities, or to drop by for a visit, reach out to us today. Together, let’s create a space where your dreams take flight and your voice truly matters.

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OSCAR Holiday Programme

The ultimate school holidays experience for your child in the Far North!

School’s out, and the fun is in! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure during your school holidays with our OSCAR holiday programmes. We believe that holidays should be a blast, filled with excitement, new friends, and endless laughter.

At our holiday programmes, we take fun seriously. We’ve got a lineup of activities and workshops that will make your jaw drop and your imagination soar. Whether you’re an aspiring artist, a sports enthusiast, a science wizard, or just someone who loves trying new things, we’ve got something for everyone!

Imagine diving into action-packed sports challenges, unleashing your creativity with arts and crafts, embarking on thrilling outdoor adventures, and testing your problem-solving skills with mind-boggling puzzles. Our carefully crafted programmes are designed to bring out the best in you and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

But here’s the best part – our programmes are created by young minds, just like yours! We believe that you know what you want, so we’ve enlisted the help of youth in designing activities that reflect your interests and passions. It’s all about having a say in what you love to do, because after all, it’s your holiday too!

We’re based in the stunning Far North of New Zealand, where nature’s wonders surround us. Get ready to explore the breathtaking landscapes, discover hidden treasures, and experience the magic that this incredible region has to offer.

Oh, and did we mention that our OSCAR Holiday Programmes are our gift to you.

We believe that every young adventurer deserves a chance to have a fantastic holiday, regardless of their background or circumstances – so we try to make it as cost effective as possible!

Enquire today to find out more.

So, grab your sense of adventure, pack your enthusiasm, and join us for the most epic holiday experience in the Far North. Spaces fill up fast, so make sure to secure your spot and get ready for an adventure like no other!

Ready to make memories, meet new friends, and have a blast? Check out our upcoming OSCAR Holiday Programme dates and get in touch to reserve your spot. We can’t wait to embark on this incredible journey with you!

Disclaimer: Parents may experience a slight case of jealousy when hearing about all the fun their kids are having.

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Youth activities / Workshops

Fun learning experiences for teens to gain life skills and make new friends.