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 18 Mar 2020
Wishing all the best to the participants, organizers, and families of participants in this program. Enjoy the outdoors!
on 21 Jan 2020
Prevention is the way to go!
Keep up the good work.
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.
on 26 Dec 2019
Thanks for your great mihi with teenagers!
keep up the good work!
Thank you very much for your donation. We appreciate your positive comment.
Regards START Taranaki
on 03 Aug 2019
Massively impressed and inspired by the work you guys are doing for the future of Aoteaora
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