Established in 2012, Tūtaki Youth Inc. is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation that is focused on creating positive life outcomes for young people and their families. We provide a facility with cultural, education, physical, health and leadership opportunities for young people to reach their potential. We are a New Zealand Police-partnered organisation that focuses on a prevention-first model. Our purpose is to improve well-being, ensure that young people and their whanau are safe, create healthy futures, and provide pathways for individual potential to be recognised and realised.
The multi-purpose youth facility, located at 88 Juliet Street Stratford includes a board room, meeting rooms, IT suite, health room, commercial-sized kitchen, recreation area, and the Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre. It is a place where young people can go and feel safe, interact with their peers, be surrounded by positive role models, have easy access to health and social services, and participate in activities and programmes.
Tūtaki Youth Inc. was born out of need and continues to focus on the “why” we do what we do. It’s creation was the culmination of work done by Stratford District Youth Council as they sought to understand the needs of young people in our area. We love young people, we love our community and we want our young people to grow up happy, reach their potential and be awesome contributing members of our community.