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​For young people to belong because they are valued​

Youth Encounter exists because we believe every person can encounter their God-given potential to live life wide open when they know they belong and believe in their true value.

With our supportive community, strong faith, fun activities and developmental programmes, we create an environment where the youth of Aotearoa NZ can feel a sense of belonging that unleashes and releases their potential to empower them to live life to the fullest, focusing forward with hope in their future. 

“I felt lost like I no longer knew who I was but now I feel like I have a purpose and have the determination and power to do what I want in life. Youth Encounter has given me confidence and has given me back my excitement about life.”  - Participant


 October 5th - 9th 2022

The Youth Encounter Story

We need your help to continue the Youth Encounter story by being part of our Home Base Project.

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Our approach to safety

Our approach to safety is fundamental to the success of our organisation. We believe in creating a culture of safety, driven by our top leadership with the systems in place to filter down to our participants. Click here to learn more about our safety and risk disclaimer.


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