“You’ve helped me change paths and follow the right lines instead of making the wrong decisions and eventually falling off track.”  - Te Wahira

Youth Encounter Ministries Trust is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status under the NZ government charities commission. We rely on your support to continue and grow this service we have impacting young people's lives for good. Youth Encounter impacts hundreds of youth annually while making a difference in communities. Your support makes it possible for us to continue unleashing and releasing the potential in young people’s lives. Here are some of the ways you can support us;


A donation is a gift given to our organisation for the charitable purposes we have set out to achieve.

We will provide you with a tax receipt at financial year end (March 31) for you to claim your 33.33% tax refund. Remember to provide us with your details so we can send you a receipt.

All donations make a difference. For example;

  • $900 will enable a marginalised at-risk youth to attend a seven day camp
  • $10 per week will resource a youth to receive on-going mentoring support
  • $25 per month enables a youth to engage in dirt bike therapy


  • Automatic Payment Bank Details: 02-0452-0048320-00
  • Send us a cheque: Youth Encounter, PO Box 115, Te Puke 3153 
  • Donate via paypal here


Become part of the team by joining Team Encounter Supporters today for $96 annually (only $8 monthly) and know you are making a real difference! Your support goes directly towards Youth Encounter programmes that empower at risk youth to focus forward to get on track and enable them to stay on track. See more about our programmes here.

When you join Team Encounter, you will receive;
  • an Encounter t-shirt (of your choice)
  • 15% discount on ALL product purchased through our Encounter Fundraiser Shop
  • a CSC buying group card giving you valuable discounts to 16 suppliers 
  • regular newsletters and updates to you can see the difference you are making by being part of the team!

Join online at the link below or direct debit 02-0452-0048320-00 and email your contact details to info@youthencounter.co.nz

For more information contact; Tracey Christian on 021 599 702 or tracey@youthencounter.co.nz


As a registered charitable trust operating under the charities commission, Youth Encounter is eligible to apply for funding grants to bodies who distribute money to charitable purposes in NZ

If you think we fit the funding criteria of a funding grant organization you are aware of or involved in please let us know so we can provide you with a funding application.


Youth Encounter offers partnership opportunities with businesses to financially and resourcefully contribute towards making our organisations mission possible.

We believe sponsorship is a partnership of equal benefit, holding both parties to a responsibility of due diligence in the duty of care for our communities.

Our widespread and regional networks offer promotional value for any business who is wanting to grow their market share. Sponsorship options are outlined in our proposal package. Please contact us to find out more about the benefits of partnering with us. 

Email tracey@youthencounter.co.nz for more info today!


Our social enterprise fundraising initiatives offer commercial opportunities for customers to benefit from with all profit contributing towards Youth Encounters social impact.

Encounter Success guarantees you a thrilling dirt bike encounter that makes a difference offering team building, social events and learn to ride days. We provide off road motorcycles with protective gears and instructors who will safety guide you on our range of tracks and trail options to suit your ability. Held at multiple stunning locations, you will need to be prepared for an experience you will not forget of action packed off road fun and adventure. Book an encounter suitable for you and we will guarantee you a successful  experience. 

At Encounter Fundraiser Shop you can purchase Encounter merchandise, stickers, bike parts, oils, tyres, and much more at competitive prices. If you cant find it listed on our website then flick us a message on shop@youthencounter.co.nz for availability and pricing. Join Team Encounter Supporters today and you will receive a 15% discount on all items purchased.

“A wonderful strength building experience – both inwardly and physically! Wonderful and caring team to learn from. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who wants to push their boundaries in a fun and safe environment.” - Amy Tewhetu

A huge thanks our sponsors and funding bodies who have believed in us this past year!

First Sovereign Trust - Hillview Trust - Te Puke Baptist Octoberfest - The Tidd Foundation

"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:19

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