About Us

Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust is a charitable organisation that was established in 1993.

We are a dedicated Youth One Stop Shop with the purpose of ‘Enabling youth to reach their full potential by helping them to be happy, healthy, safe, and moving towards a great future’. Our primary focus is youth development, youth employment and youth health.

We focus on the delivery of services, programmes and activities that build on the strengths and skills of young people, with youth voice and participation at the centre. We believe it is essential for young people to have opportunities and support with development of competencies and skills. Therefore, problem solving, negotiation, decision making and self-management skills; and strengthening resilience and self-esteem are core to our programme delivery. We engage young people in decisions that affect them, also enabling better outcomes.

Our work comes from a partnership approach which is youth-focused, strength-based and underpinned by the principles of the NZ Youth Development Strategy and the Rotorua Putake Nui Framework.

The way that we work supports young people to thrive at every stage of their development, especially through transition phases which can be especially difficult for young people.

We mentor, coach and support young people to help them navigate their journey to be actively engaged in education, employment and/or training.

Vision:

‘Enabling youth to reach their full potential by helping them to be happy, healthy, safe, and moving towards a great future’.

Our Approach:

Engaging youth in services that are youth-specific, by
connecting youth to appropriate information,
supporting youth to help get them where they want to be,
with a team who model integrity and respect for young people,
in a non-judgemental environment
and a welcoming youth-friendly place,
to achieve good physical, mental and social well-being

The Rotovegas Youth Health Centre will put you in touch with a range of health services. We deliver a range of specialist youth health services for Rotorua youth.  Free for 15-24 years of age. We have a  drop in clinic for our nurses and a doctor available by appointment.  We have a social worker who can help with all sorts of things. We can help with referrals to counsellors and other helpful services.

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