About

Find out a little bit more about what we do

Our organisation has benefited the community since 2010, with the average age of participants in our initiatives being 13 – 18 years of age. We are able to represent a number of youth and organisations who are looking to create products/services that benefit them. We enable youth development opportunities that are participatory, that influence change within their communities and allow input into youth service design and delivery. We work in partnership with community centres, schools, DHB, local government organisations, NGO’s, agencies and connect them with young people in our region. Our initiatives are provided at no cost to the organisation or youth involved.  

The Goal of tauranga Youth development team is to:

Make life better for young people, so that the Bay of Plenty is a great place for them to grow up.

  • To help improve the wellbeing of young people in the Bay of Plenty through giving them a voice.
  • To engage, connect and inform young people and those who work with young people in the Bay of Plenty.

 

How do we achieve this?

Through various initiatives, strategic workshop groups, events, and other youth development opportunities. Specifically TYDT helps organisations engage, connect and inform your people in the Bay of Plenty.

Our Key Stategies:

  • To significantly shape our environment here in the Bay of Plenty to be seen as a region that is active in positive youth development.
  • Be the ‘go to’ organisation for youth development in the Bay of Plenty that drives collaboration within organisations and agencies that previously worked in silos. Also, minimise duplication in the sector.
  • To enable young people and those who work with young people (services and agencies) to be connected, strengthened and developed.
  • To ensure young people in the BOP are connected with access to services that meet their needs and aspirations. 
  • Provide direct one-on-one projects for young people, along with supporting consistent youth services across the sector.
  • Develop new projects that generate net revenue that align with our strategic plan and resource capabilities of TYDT. We will not take on work that duplicates work other organisations are active in.
  • Develop a funding and business model that ensures TYDT can serve BOP youth sustainably into the future while maintaining the current approach to projects and services for our clients.


 Entity Structure:

TYDT is governed by an advisory board of 3 people currently. The advisory board is run by the chairman who has been elected by the board. The board employs a General Manager who  is responsible for the day-to-day running of TYDT and an administrator who supports the General Manager. On specific tasks or projects, TYDT may offer individual contracts to meet the need.

 

Charitable status:

:TYDT is a registered charity, CC50029

 

 

The Tauranga Youth Development Team has two groups:

 

Youth Services Network

Youth Services Network

This group will have:

The Youth Services Network enables regular contact with agencies and service providers. This includes the provision of a supportive network that assists and acts as an advocate for these agencies.

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Voice of Youth Development

Voice of Youth Development

This group will have:

This group is made up of young people from throughout the Tauranga region and acts as a voice for their peers. Supported the Youth Services Network, this group is encouraged to be youth led and youth driven.

For more information please refer here