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our mahi

CYC Trust currently has three departments which enables us to do great mahi on the Hibiscus Coast. 

  • '24-7 Youth Work' in Whangaparaoa College.  

  • 'Upside Mentoring' in the community.  

  • Youth Service for those on the Youth Payment, Young Parents Payment and those needing support with education, employment and training. 

We also run many tailored events and workshops for young people in our community. This includes – budgeting and life skills short courses, parenting workshops for young parents, empowerment workshops for young women ages 11-13 and 13-18 through Whangaparaoa College, resilience building events for young men, driver license courses and many more.

CYC Trust is a strengths based youth hub, we adhere to the Youth Workers Code of Conduct through Ara Taiohi. We are all about partnering with rangatahi through relationships.


Education is important - but sometimes things get in the way of school or training. 

That's why we're here. 

We want good things for young people now and in the future. We make sure that they get the support they need to get past whatever is in the way, so they can get back into education and have a bright and independent future. 

Youth Payment - for young people aged 16 or 17 who can't live with their parents or guardians and can't get financial support from them. 

Young Parent Payment - for young people aged 16-19 who are the main caregiver for a child. 

NEET Programme - for 16-17 year olds who are either not in education, training or employment, or are at risk of dropping out. 


As a part of the '24-7 Youth Work' Network, our youth workers support young people in Whangaparaoa College through one-on-one mentoring and programmes focused on leadership development and building resilience.


Youth Workers intentionally facilitate connection between students with positive environments and events, and support staff to maintain a healthy learning environment.

"I couldn't do my job without them. The outcomes and the benefits are just unbelievable. It's a really positive relationship, I wish all schools had the same luxury I do."


Kim Osbourne - Whangaparaoa College Counsellor


'Upside Coast Mentoring' connects 10-18 yr olds with the support of a volunteer mentor. We partner with Upside Youth Mentoring to deliver their programme to our community. We work with young people who are referred to us from counsellors, social workers, psychologists and police, who believe a positive role model is what the young person needs to navigate their current challenges. Our mentors journey alongside a young person for 12 months, meeting 1-2 hours every week. The focus of this time is building a caring and  trusting relationship. Upside Mentoring aims to promote the wellbeing of our young people and self confidence in order to maximise their potential.

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