S.T.A.R.T Taranaki

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We are a live in programme that works with male youth offenders. We aim to create better outcomes for their future. We believe in the you

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  Taranaki Family Support Youth Youth

START- a 20 week programme, youths spend 4 weeks in a bush setting, de-toxing, learning survival skills, learning to trust. Activities include canoeing, tramping, abseiling, water sports. Residence - Education, work ethic, life skills, household chores, work experience & counselling. Transition - Continued support ensuring, they have a safe living environment, ensuring court orders & bail conditions are met.

Assisted 145 Youths. Current statistics 2008 - 2010 62% gained next level in drivers licence, 90% increased level of education, 90% taken part in work experience, 55% gained paid employment, 61 % remained crime free. More importantly is the obvious self belief in the Young Person.

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Thank you!  13 June 2018

Posted by: S.T.A.R.T Taranaki

A big thank you to those who have made donations. Your supportive words uplifts and inspires our team with the challenges they face.

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  • Hanna

    Hanna on 21 Jan 2020


    Prevention is the way to go! Keep up the good work. Cheers!


    • S.T.A.R.T Taranaki

      Thank you very much for your donation. We have another prevention programme starting next week, when another 7 young people will get the opportunity to make some positive changes in their lives.

  • Deanna

    Deanna on 26 Dec 2019


    Thanks for your great mihi with teenagers! keep up the good work!


    • S.T.A.R.T Taranaki

      Thank you very much for your donation. We appreciate your positive comment. Regards START Taranaki

  • Ruby

    Ruby on 03 Aug 2019


    Massively impressed and inspired by the work you guys are doing for the future of Aoteaora


  • nat

    nat on 24 Apr 2019


    Heard about this programme at a FGC, it sounds brilliant. All the best to all involved.


  • Frances

    Frances on 04 Jan 2019



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