"YMCA Tauranga rangatahi (youth) programme" goal is all about empowering, developing future leaders and life-skills in rangatahi and in 2015 and beyond a fun approach to health and fitness. We aim to work with rangatahi who are “youth at risk” or struggling in all facets of life transition, and to deliver a programme that allows rangatahi the opportunity to share their skills, experiences with other rangatahi of their own age and by supporting one another in the community and school. We encourage the rangatahi to have pride within themselves which in turn they will have pride and respect for their community.

This is a FREE programme to all 12 - 17 year old rangatahi and is on every Thursday evening 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Arataki Community Centre with possible changes of times as the year rolls on. Come and share your culinary skills as everyone will have a chance to cook for the group, play some basketball, touch rugby and table tennis.


Whakatakanga (Mission): To enhance and empower youth of today into future leaders.

Moemoea (Vision): To walk side by side with youth as they venture on their journey of wellness, happiness, confidence, knowledge and pride within themselves.

Kotahitanga (Unity): Uniting as one by co-operating, working together and supporting each other.

Rangatiratanga (Self Governance): Giving them information to support and make informed decision.  Negotiating rules and determining the outcomes.


If you require further information or are willing to support these young men and ladies please contact

the Youth Coordinator, via email below. 

For more information:

Contact: Tauranga
Office: 07 579 6530


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