Youth Pathways provide a nurturing foundation for young people in Christchurch, delivering programmes, transitional support and services.




A full-time individualised development programme heavily focused on reducing youth offending and introducing a range of pro-social activities that re-integrates young people back into their community.



This programme provides individualised and intensive support, positive guidance, encouragement, opportunity and challenge which assists the young person to achieve their goals and aspirations.


Transition to Independence Programme (TIPS)

The TIPS programme has a strong focus on preparing and guiding young people towards greater independence. Young people are supported to gain knowledge across transitional domains such as employment, vocational training opportunities, living situation, personal well-being, financial literacy, community and whanau/iwi connections.



A new programme that is a community early intervention programme creating sporting activities for children/young people whom otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity.

This initiative uses sports and positive role models as a vehicle for change and development.


In Partnership with Oranga Tamariki, Youth Pathways can offer a Transition to Adulthood worker to support young people as they leave the care of Oranga Tamariki and establish their own independent lives. Independence looks different for everyone, so we work with our young adults to develop their goals and vision for the future. This can include learning how to budget and cook healthy meals, access services such as Work and Income, engage in employment and education, and much more.


All of these Pathways are available to the wider community on a Fee for Service basis.
For more information, contact Lee-Anne Savea on 021 270 2511 or email 


Intensive youth worker formulates an individualised development plan.
Our pathways run anywhere between a week and six months or longer if required.
We work closely with the wider Otautahi community and various other agencies within the Youth Development sector to achieve a sustainable outcome for young people and their family/whanau.

our Supporters

We would like to acknowledge the following organisations for their continued support financial or otherwise without whom what we do at Youth Pathways would not be possible.

Thank you.