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Proven Results - Measuring Youth Development

All activities within programmes are designed to achieve specific developmental outcomes and our delivery process includes an evaluation to measure the success of this.

We use best practice methods of assessment to measure the difference we’re making in developing young people.

These findings motivate us to continually improve ‘The Youthtown Way’ so that we can achieve even more.

Developmental Assets

Internationally recognised developmental assets, applying to each age group, provide a means to ensure all aspects of development are covered, whether it be social, cognitive, emotional or moral.

We enjoy opportunities to discuss with parents the development we're seeing in their children, as a result of taking part in Youthtown's activities. Many of their achievements, big or small, will have been celebrated appropriately during the day - ask them about it!

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is about moving with confidence and competence in a wide variety of activities that develop the whole person.

Our goal is for New Zealand kids to be top of the international charts for physical literacy and we have internationally approved assessment systems to measure our progress.

Meantime, teachers are already reporting benefits in regard to attitude, discipline and teamwork in the classroom.

Read our testimonials HERE

Youthtown In The Media

During the school holidays Youthtown and Canterbury Rams ran basketball camps for children and teenagers.

The free camps for seven to 18-year-olds took place over three days and at Linwood College and Hillmorton High School.

Four camps were delivered to 120 primary, intermediate and high school students.

The camps were designed to give young basketballers an opportunity to sharpen their skills and make new friends while being mentored by Canterbury Rams players.

Lessons such as the importance of dedication and discipline, being a team player and a positive contributor were all a part of the programme.

Originally published HERE on 19 October 2017 by Sophie Cornish for Star Media

  • Canterbury Rams Mentor Kids With Youthtown

From Our Parents

'My sons have been attending Youthtown for the last 2.5 years. They have thoroughly enjoyed the planned activities and found the staff to be both energetic and heaps of fun! There were a number of occasions where I arrived early to pick the boys up and the response received were groans of disappointment as they wanted to stay longer. This in my opinion is testament to Youthtown and the service they provide. I would recommend Youthtown to anybody looking for an after school option and holiday school programme'

Alana