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
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.
Thank you! 13 June 2018
Posted by: S.T.A.R.T Taranaki
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on 14 Sep 2020
I saw the vice DOCO and was so touched. I hope these boys can live the normal lives as teens as they wish.
on 17 Aug 2020
Keep up the great work!
on 18 Mar 2020
Wishing all the best to the participants, organizers, and families of participants in this program. Enjoy the outdoors!
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