We are excited to annouce that we have partnered with the Ministry of Youth Development and can now support another group of young people. 

Our Ākonga Pathway Programme is open to 16-21 year old ākonga / students in the Waikato, Wellington and Wairarapa regions who:

  • have had their education negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are at risk of disengaging from their education, or
  • have disengaged from their education and have no pathway into further training or employment.

Our Youth Coaches walk alongside and support eligible ākonga to achieve sustainable education or training engagement, or transition to employment.

Our programme aims to ensure that:

  • All ākonga have an increased level of engagement in their learning and aspirations for the future or to have transitioned to further training or employment.
  • Younger ākonga have increased confidence in their learning environments.
  • Older ākonga have a clear plan for their future.
  • All ākonga have stronger connections with whanau, iwi, community and other support services including schools, health and youth services.

Our Youth Coaches will work together with ākonga to:

  • Identify their goals and where they would like to be.
  • Figure out what could be holding them back at school, training or work based learning.
  • Create their own pathway plan (an action plan that will help them reach their goals)
  • Learn and develop key life skills.
  • Develop their self-leadership skills through interactive, practical and engaging activities.
  • Achieve education, training, work based learning or employment.
  • Develop their CV and interview skills.
  • Have assistance with any personal situations that may arise.
  • Review their progress and be supported to stay on track.

This is a FREE service run in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Development. There is no cost associated for ākonga / students or for referring organisations.




We’d love to chat, answer any questions you might have, or find out how we can help.

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