Youth Services

Challenge 2000 provides a number of services to young people depending on their individual needs. Below you can find information about the specific services we deliver. If you would like to make a referral to one of our youth services please download and complete our referral form found on the bottom of the page and email

Intensive programme for high risk youth aged 12-18

This programme is designed for young people who are at risk of offending or re-offending, have complex emotional, behavioural and/or substance needs. We carry out a thorough assessment to develop an appropriate programme plan to meet the individual needs of the young person. The programme may include supervision with activity, one on one mentoring, counselling, therapy, personal development, goal setting and reviews. The programme works with alternative education and whanau support services and is delivered by our social workers and youth workers.

Reintegration programme for youth aged 12-18

This programme focuses on reintegrating young people back into their communities. This programme is designed to empower young people to make better life choices and increase their chances of success with training, education and future employment. This programme is delivered by our social workers and youth workers.  

Social and community work support for families

This service is tailored to meet the individual needs of each family and delivers intensive individual support through to short term specific goal focused support. The aim of the service is to strengthen families to ensure the safety of children and young people within their families, and to enhance the wellbeing of all family members. This service is very broad and we can provide support in many ways – such as mediation, advocacy, budgeting advice and life and home skills.

 Education programme for vulnerable women in the Porirua area

This service aims to develop resilience, self awareness, self worth, belief in their abilities and increase positive participation in their family, schools and community. Our social workers work closely with the young women in this programme to reduce anti-social behaviour through weekly sessions and on going integrated support. This programme also includes a three day camp to develop an individual resilience plan using improved cognitive and behavioural problem solving strategies.


Challenge 2000 has a wide range of mentoring services provided to young people in our community. Our mentors are made up of volunteers and team members who have been achieving positive outcomes with our young people since Challenge 2000 started in 1988.

Our mentors work with young people to help develop their confidence and sense of self worth, giving our young people the sense of belonging and motivation to be the best version of themselves. Our mentors work with our young people to set personal goals and career goals; they can provide personal contacts to help young people meet industry professionals which opens up great opportunities. Our mentors are available for all ages and stages of life.

Referral Form