For 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.
Through a supportive community, our strong faith and doing fun activities together we create an environment where the youth of Aotearoa New Zealand can feel a sense of belonging that empowers them to live life to the fullest and focus 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
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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 systems.