Youth

Youth Holiday Programmes & Activities

YMCA South and Mid Canterbury offers a range of youth focused programmes and services.  With a strong emphasis on working with young people, we build strong KIDS, strong FAMILIES and strong COMMUNITIES.

Our range of youth focused programmes and services are underpinned by the principles of youth development, as set out in the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa.

Youth Development

Youth Leadership

Youth Mentoring

Youth, Sport and Recreation

Raise Up 'n' Represent

Child Youth and Family Supervision Programme


Youth Development

Is a FREE youth development programme, that encourages each young person to grow in confidence, learn new skills, actively participate in group and recreational activities and build quality relationships within their community.  

For more information or to enrol please contact:

Stacey McVeigh | Senior Manager Youth & Skill Development
(03) 688 3682
027 506 1388
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Youth Leadership

Is a FREE youth leadership programme, which will unleash the potential in each young person that takes part, so that they in turn can assist other young people to reach their full potential.

For more information or to enrol please contact:

Stacey McVeigh | Senior Manager Youth & Skill Development
(03) 688 3682
027 506 1388
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Youth Mentoring

Is a FREE “one on one” youth mentoring service offering each young person support, encouragement, advice and personal development over an eight week period.

For more information or to enrol please contact:

Stacey McVeigh | Senior Manager Youth & Skill Development
(03) 688 3682
027 506 1388
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Youth & Skill Development

Overview:

Our youth and skill development services aim to recognise the value of young people having fun through the delivery of youth, sport and recreation activities. Throughout these services, we encourage the development of the whole person in BODY, MIND and SPIRIT.

How do I get involved?

For more information or to become involved please feel free to contact us by phone or email from the contact details below.  We can send you an information pack or click here to download one of our brochures.

For more information please contact:

Stacey McVeigh | Senior Manager Youth & Skill Development
(03) 688 3682
027 506 1388
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Overview

Raise Up 'n' Represent is a programme provided for youth by youth.  The Raise Up Crew is the key part of the youth voice for the community.

It’s the beginning of something new and something great!

Raise up 'n’ Represent is a youth programme which provides a safe and healthy environment in which youth can socialise, relax and achieve their goals.  This includes a mixture of regular activities, an event at least once per term and a selection of workshops and personal development options.  All these events and activities are decided by what youth would like to participate within the region.

Established in Auckland in 2002, Raise Up has built on the long and successful history YMCA has working with youth in local communities.

How do I get involved?

Currently we are working on recruiting our first ‘Raise Up Crew’ which will be a selected group of young people representing different demographics of the community. They will be the organising committee and driving force behind many of the events and activities we will operate in the future.

  • If you are between the ages of 13 – 18?
  • Do you enjoy and/or want to meet new people?
  • Would you like to learn some new skills?
  • Would you like to give back to your community?
  • Do you want to have FUN?

If you're interested or would like more information, please contact Gerry at the YMCA for application details.

If you don’t want to be part of the crew no worries!  You can still play an important role by coming and supporting our events and having heaps of FUN!

For more information please contact:

Keith Shaw | General Manager
(03) 688 3682
027 686 1411
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Child Youth and Family Supervision Programme

At Youth 4 Youth we work alongside Child Youth and Family (CYF) to help support young people in need of supervision or just a safe place to hang out and share in some one on one time with one of our dedicated youth workers.  This may involve picking up the young person from school or from home and assisting them complete their homework, learn life skills, have some fun and/or develop ways of coping in order to try and get them back on track and/or back into school on a regular basis.  Our CYFs Supervision Programmes are personalised towards helping the young person take control of their lives and allowing them a safe and secure environment for them to reach their true potential.  Often our CYFs Supervision Programmes simply allow the young person involved the opportunity to recognise their strengths and in turn build the confidence and resilience to move their lives forward positively for both them, their families and friends.  

For more information please contact:

Keith Shaw | General Manager
(03) 688 3682
027 686 1411
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