Empowering young New Zealanders to be the best they can be.
We are a nationally operated, not for profit organisation offering a whole ‘township’ of developmental activity in key communities across New Zealand for 5-18 year olds.
Since first opening our doors as Boystown in 1932, we have evolved into one of New Zealand’s leading youth organisations within key communities. We are highly regarded for the developmental programmes we offer young people and we’re committed to providing a safe environment where young New Zealanders can dream it, then do it the Youthtown way.
We empower young New Zealanders, aged 5-18, to be the best they can be! Their journey with Youthtown alongside their schooling, supplements the learning and development they receive there, in a physical, creative and social way. Youthtown’s six programmes are specifically designed to engage and develop individual school age groups and are consistently delivered across New Zealand in The Youthtown Way, which is our youth development philosophy.