“The services that Outwest Youth offer continue to grow from strength to strength, supporting our local rangatahi, and having a positive flow on effect to our community” Senior Constable Unkovich, Helensville Police Youth Aid

WHO WE ARE

We are a registered charitable trust that has been working in the Helensville community for over ten years. 

Our programmes support youth (12-24yrs) and their whānau in a variety of ways including

  • mentoring
  • education
  • goal setting
  • life-coaching
  • driver licencing and
  • community networking

These services are regularly assessed to ensure we are responding to the needs of current youth culture.  We encourage feedback from young people, whānau, schools, police, iwi, and other community agencies. 

We use the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa and the Ara Taiohi Youth Work Code of Ethics to guide our engagement with youth.  Our team of qualified youth workers seek to build empowering relationships with young people.  They encourage youth participation and contribution; they provide good information and facilitate strong community connections as young people move toward adulthood.

Our core values

One of our core values is our commitment to cultural responsiveness and embracing a bicultural approach to our work. We uphold the principles of Te Tiriti Ō Waitangi and seek to always work in consultation with Māori leadership particularly when engaging with Māori communities.  We seek to understand and respect young people within their cultural context and actively confront discrimination whenever we encounter it.

Want to support our work? Check out our partners page to see how you can get involved.