Welcome to Youthtown
We are a national, not-for-profit Kiwi organisation, who since 1932, have been running programmes and programme spaces for 5-18 year-olds.
Holiday Programmes, After School Activities, Youth Development, Outdoors and EOTC, Youth Employment and Learner Licensing.
We are a nationally operated, not-for-profit organisation, who since 1932, has been focused on empowering all young people in New Zealand to be the best they can be.
We run many programmes to encourage and support young people, build their skills and understanding and unlock their potential. Our vision is seeing more empowered young people, engaged in their communities.
Young people inspire us: they are the reason we do what we do at Youthtown!
Our programmes are designed around outcomes first and foremost. We focus on what is truly needed for each young person to thrive.
We create fun, safe, inclusive spaces and places that acknowledge the ever-evolving world that children and young people are journeying through.
We regularly partner with national and local community organisations who are as driven as we are about improving outcomes for children and young people.
What people say
I've become more social and active. - Harshaan
I’ve long been impressed by the great team you have at Ponsonby Primary, I feel very lucky we have such a caring team of people looking after my child. - Briar
The staff were fantastic, friendly and caring. - Nadia
We had so much fun and I want to come back. - Grace
I feel I have leant more about becoming a better basketball player. - Jack
My self-confidence has gone up. - Faith
Just a big shout out to Damo, B, Megan and all the team in Chch, always consistent with our tamariki. - Toni