Our Covid-19 Response

We’re pretty gutted that all our clubs, programmes and events are currently postponed, but we still want to connect and support you and your whanau.

Here’s our plans:

  • Sharing daily ideas, games, activities and challenges that you can do at home, on our Facebook and Instagram Pages. We don’t want you to get bored and there are so many cool things you can do!
  • We will continue to connect with young people and families we have relationships with via the phone and video calls. Particularly those being mentored, our volunteers and Mums in our Beach Tots Playgroups.
  • Our Mana Ake team will continue their work supporting wellbeing in families, over the phone and video calls, and sharing resources to help the wider community too.
  • If anyone is looking for a bit of extra support or advice, for either their young person or their own parenting, email: care@yat.org.nz and one of our team will be in touch. We are stronger together during this time, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
  • Amplify School of Music tutors will continue to offer lessons online if possible.

Kia Kaha

YAT Support

YAT continues to offer support while in isolation, so check out our social media pages for regular activities and challenges. ALSO if you or your young perrson would appreciate support or advice over the phone or video chat, email: care@yat.org.nz and we'll get in touch

Posted by Youth Alive Trust on Thursday, March 26, 2020

South New Brighton School Fun Weeks

We had an amazing 8 days with students from the school after fire damaged classrooms. We ran activities such as Games, Sports, Swimming, Gymnastics, 10 Pin Bowling, Laser Tag, Circus Skills and a free magic shows from Melanie Poppins! Check out all the photos in our Facebook Albums and this Article on Star Media


SNBS Oscar Fun Week

As South New Brighton School is now closed for the rest of this week, we will be running an OSCAR FUN DAY everyday!! There will be the normal games, and activities, as well as an outing each day to somewhere special.  You can book online now for $30 a day at: yat.aimyplus.com

A number of community people have contacted us offering to ‘sponsor’ children needing childcare this week, realising it’s an unexpected cost. If you need childcare but the cost is a concern, please flick us an email: office@yat.org.nz or if you’re keen to sponsor someone, send an email to the same address.

Work & Income have just confirmed that if you are in their system and have a Oscar Work & Income Number (SWN), then their normal subsidies WILL apply!!!!!  You just need to give us your SWN number and the hours you’re booking for the whole week and we’ll do the processing for you.  Unfortunately, if you’re not already in the system, they aren’t able to set you up for this week.

Bookings are live for everyday this week at yat.aimyplus.com with limited spaces.

Babysitting Training – 17th April 2020

Our first babysitting course of 2020 is now LIVE for bookings on Friday 17th April. Suitable for any teenager wanting to learn the basic of babysitting, good guidelines and basic first aid by a trained Plunket facilitator. Costs just $30 per person for a 9:00am – 3:00pm course hosted in New Brighton. Limited places! Sign up now via the link below or email: parenting@yat.org.nz for any queries


Eastercamp 2020

If you teenager plans on going to Southern Eastercamp this year, and you want to save money, then register online TODAY! GVY – Beach Campus will be leading the group of teens from here, and expect a wild weekend! More info and online rego link here: http://www.eastercamp.org.nz/ or email: the GVY Beach Leader – ruby.manning@yat.org.nz 

Dads Quiz

Calling all Dads! FREE Quiz night for Dad’s only, in North New Brighton, with kai and sweet prizes. Great excuse to get out of the house, bond with other Dads and have a laugh. No catch, just our friends at the Christchurch Methodist Mission had some funding to treat Dads! (Mum’s – share this with your partners). Grab your tickets at this link:

Family Events & UpstreamNZ

If you’re looking for something to do with the family this weekend, check out Parklands at Play, Summer in the Styx 2020 and YES Power Sparks 2020. You may be interested to know that YES Power are a local electricity company who also have connections to YAT. They’re pretty confident they can beat most people’s current power providers on price and can provide a free quote. PLUS if you end up switching via UpstreamNZ, they’ll give YAT ongoing financial support too! Amazing! Get your free quote at this link…