“It is not our programmes that makes the changes but rather the process empowers our young people to make their own lasting life changes” – Mary Wanhill (Founder & Director)
WHAT WE OFFER
Youth Encounter offers fun and exciting programmes that enable young people and their families to get on track and stay on track through unleashing and releasing their potential. Through group therapy, counselling, mentoring, camps, community gatherings, leadership training, voluntary work (giving back to the community), workplace experiences and employment opportunities, our youth are empowered to live life to the fullest, or as we put it ‘live life wide open’ on track.
We believe every person has the potential to live from their incredible value of unrealised abilities, God-given talents, strengths and qualities that have capacity to develop. But there is often an illusion of fear that deceives us into producing a false sense of value and protection through temporary fulfillment. This fear controls so many young people resulting in destructive risky behaviours that take them off track. Youth Encounter offers the opportunity to take a track that leads to their freedom of encountering their potential and live life to the fullest, wide open.
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Empowering marginalised rangatahi through dirt bike riding therapy
A supportive and inclusive community for people to belong and become their very best
A supportive team for competitors, families and supporters in motocross racing
Connecting youth with positive role models for support and guidance through life experiences
Preparing youth for employment and transitioning them into a suitable workplace
Social enterprise fundraising initiative that offers you thrilling dirt bike encounter that makes a difference!
"My son is really enjoying the course with the Encounter team. He is hard to turn off when he gets home and is excited to tell us about the day. I can see he is building in himself and is more helpful at home. It is doing him wonders. Thank you very much." - Debbie (parent)