“Youth Encounter has supported me by giving me courage to live my God-given potential and meeting good people and being a part of the Encounter family. Since joining Youth Encounter I feel happy about myself and don't feel like I have to prove myself to people.” Matthys

Support NZ youth—together, we can make a lasting impact on the next generation.

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Youth Encounter Ministries Trust, a registered not-for-profit organisation, relies on your support to sustain our commitment to investing in the future of our youth!

By donating you:

  • Change the lives of young people like Matthys (quoted above)

  • Support our vision of empowering the young people of Aotearoa to live life wide open

  • Practice generosity (Acts 20:35 "...It is more blessed to give than to receive.")

  • Receive a 33.33% tax refund at the end of the financial year

No donation is too small. If everyone in Tauranga gave $10 we'd have over $1,000,000


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$20 covers meals for two mentoring sessions.

$60 provides transportation for sessions, ensuring accessibility for individuals who may face challenges attending otherwise.

$100 covers an activity for a young person during their weekly session.

$600 provides a month of clinical counselling, aiding individuals in accessing crucial therapeutic services.

$1,000 makes it possible for one young person to attend a residential dirt bike camp who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity.

A generous donation of $5,000 provides a young person mentoring for an entire year, providing them with sustained support and opportunities for personal growth.


As a registered charitable trust sanctioned by the NZ Charities Commission, Youth Encounter has the eligibility to seek funding grants from organizations dedicated to charitable causes in New Zealand.

If you believe that our organization aligns with the funding criteria of any grant-providing bodies you are acquainted with or involved in, kindly inform us. We would appreciate the opportunity to furnish you with a funding application.

For any leads on potential funding grant opportunities, please let us know! We're here to support NZ youth.


Youth Encounter extends partnership opportunities to businesses, inviting financial and resource contributions to support NZ youth. We view sponsorship as a mutually beneficial collaboration, with both parties sharing a responsibility for due diligence in community care.

Our extensive regional networks provide valuable promotional exposure, offering businesses a platform to enhance their market share. Detailed sponsorship options are available in our proposal package. Feel free to reach out to us for further information on the advantages of partnering with Youth Encounter.

To explore a sponsorship partnership, click the button below. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing how we can work together for a meaningful impact!

Personalised Events for You

Bring your team, your office or your friends for a fun day out with Youth Encounter at one of our fundraising events. Have a blast knowing 100% of the profit goes straight to empowering the young people of Aotearoa to live life wide open.

Another way to show your support is buying our merch! Look good, do good and live life wide open.

Team Building & Social Events:

  • Thrilling dirt bike encounter

  • Learn-to-ride days

  • Choose from a range of track and trail courses

  • We promise an unforgettable experience of action-packed off-road fun and adventure

    Book an encounter tailored to your preference for a day to remember! We'll provide the dirt bikes, protective gear, and experienced instructors

Fundraiser Shop:

  • Look good in a range of our merch.

    • Hats

    • Jumpers

    • Shirts

    • More

  • Slap a sticker on your phone, car or bike

  • Be an ultimate supporter by adding a donation to your order through our shop

“The boys from last year’s (Dirt Bike Therapy) programme have all gone into mahi, one is into truck driving so got his license and gone into that industry.  Another really likes gardening, so has gone into agriculture.  So all our kids from last year are either employed or gone onto courses.”  
- Pauline Craven, tutor at Apiti Hou Alternative Education

Huge thanks to our sponsors and funding bodies who have been supporting NZ youth this past year!

First Sovereign Trust - Hillview Trust - Te Puke Baptist Oktoberfest 

"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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