YouthGrow is a 'life ready, work ready' programme for 16-24 year olds. We help young people to build on their skills, while learning other useful life skills like cooking, planning and budgeting.

The education programme we offer includes:

  • NCEA Level 1 Unit Standards and core curriculum
  • Some horticulture skills
  • Social skills
  • Budgeting and planning
  • ‘Stickability’ skills that employers are after
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects
  • A range of practical tool skills
  • Health and safety skills
  • Self-management skills that foster independence

YouthGrow understands that people learn in different ways and provides a supportive, hands-on approach to education to meet the developmental needs of a young person. Our experienced team work with the young people to make sure they get the best out of their experience with us.

At YouthGrow we use the words 'life ready, work ready' to describe our graduates. On completing YouthGrow they will feel more in control and better prepared for the next phase of life's journey.

Sound like you?

To register your interest in joining YouthGrow, complete this registration form, or call YouthGrow on 03 473 1334.


9 Centennial Avenue, Helensburgh, Dunedin 9010

Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm, following the school calendar

16-24 year olds

03 473 1334