Our Recipient Charities

Youth Encounter Ministries Trust

Youth Encounter Ministries Trust

Website: www.youthencounter.co.nz/

Tel: 07 218 2113

Youth Encounter’s vision is to see young people encountering their God-given potential to grow and become the incredible people they were created to be. Their mission is to unleash and release the potential in young people through a sense of belonging and value that gives them hope in their future. Through exciting and engaging activity-based programs, they use Youth Encounter’s Arotika ki te Kaupapa track theory of change concept to journey with their young people on a pathway towards a positive future. Our programs include:

Encounter Mentoring – An activity-based program connecting youth with positive role models to support and journey through life experiences for up to a 12-month period

Encounter Therapy - Empowering marginalised rangatahi through the activity of dirt bike riding and surfing alongside counselling

Encounter Connect - A supportive and inclusive community for people to belong to with regular gatherings including activity, kai and korero

Encounter Mahi - Preparing youth for employment and transitioning them into a suitable workplace

Encounter Leadership – Identifying, training and empowering young leaders

Encounter Camps - A camp experience to discover more about life and connect with others

Youth Encounter so appreciate the continued support of Acorn Foundation enabling them to empower rangatahi in the BOP region to ‘Live Life Wide Open’!