OUR PEOPLE are why we get the results we do.

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Our Staff

Our carefully screened and police vetted staff are passionate about developing young people through active engagement.
The staff that deliver our programmes are what makes Youthtown such a great place to be.

They are aligned with our values and they reflect the energy of our Youthtown brand. They are experienced and appropriately trained in the activities they are responsible for including all aspects of child safety, Youthtown’s ‘Youth Development Principles’ and MSD (Ministry of Social Development), OSCAR approved behavioural management techniques and strategies.

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The Senior Leadership Team

Youthtown’s CEO (Fay Amaral) is supported by the CFO, GM Programmes, GM Marketing, GM People and Performance and GM Technology.
Our leadership team enables and empowers our staff to be the best they can be, focusing on our strategy of The Power of Ten and the well being of our tamariki and rangatahi.

Our leaders constantly look out for ways to reach more young people in Aotearoa, to empower them to achieve their potential and to support all our staff on programmes!

Reach out to us if you would like to work with us, partner with us or just share your ideas. We are constantly innovating and dreaming, leading by example and supporting our 88 year history.

Read more about Fay Amaral.

Our Board and Foundation Trustees

The Youthtown Board has been led by President/Chair, Andree Atkinson since June 2016 and is supported by 8 other Board Members all of whom volunteer their time and expertise on a regular basis.

Ted Van Arkel is our Patron and Bob Leveloff and Butch Riechelman are our Youthtown Foundation Trustees.

The Youthtown Foundation Trust was established to create a fund for which capital or income is to be used exclusively for the general purpose of Youthtown Inc.

Read their profiles.

Youthtown Alumni and Members

Since 1932, thousands of young people have been part of the Youthtown, youth development experience that remains our focus today.
Like all family that leave home, we keep them up to date with our exciting progress and extend invites to be involved now and again.

Alumni! Join our database and keep in touch with how Youthtown continues to empower today's young people.
Anyone can become a part of the Youthtown ‘family’ by applying annually to be a member.  Apply here
See our current list of Life Members .