he waka eke noa – we’re all in this together


Partnership is fundamental to successful youth work.  The African proverb about needing a village to raise a child applies to youth as well.  Or as affirmed in this beautiful whakatauki, he waka eke noa – we’re all in this together.  To flourish, young people need an array of positive input into their lives: parents, whānau, teachers, mentors, employers, neighbours etc. 

As youth workers, we are grateful to the many who choose to stand with us and support us as we support youth.  We value opportunities to collaborate with others, to explore ideas and initiatives that will benefit young people.  Our funding comes from government contracts, philanthropic grants, business sponsorship, churches, and individual donors.

If you are interested in getting involved or working with us in some way, we would love to hear from you.

Partners we work with

  • Kaipara College
  • Kumeu Baptist Church
  • 24-7 Youth Work Network
  • Springboard Community Works

Grant funding

  • Lotteries Commission
  • Community Grants Scheme
  • Foundation North


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