Established in 2012, Tūtaki Youth Inc. is a for-purpose, charitable organisation that is focused on creating positive life outcomes for young people and their families. We provide a facility with cultural, education, physical, health and leadership opportunities for young people to reach their potential. We are a New Zealand Police-partnered organisation that focuses on a prevention-first model. Our purpose is to improve well-being, ensure that young people and their whanau are safe, create healthy futures, and provide pathways for individual potential to be recognised and realised.
The multi-purpose youth facility, located at 88 Juliet Street Stratford includes a board room, meeting rooms, computers, health room, commercial-sized kitchen, Youth Space, and the Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre. It is a place where young people can come and feel safe, interact with their peers, be surrounded by positive role models, have easy access to health and social services, and participate in activities and programmes.
Tūtaki Youth Inc. was born out of need and continues to focus on the “why” we do what we do. Its creation was the culmination of work done by Stratford District Youth Council as they sought to understand the needs of young people in our area. We love young people, we love our community and we want our young people to grow up happy, reach their potential and be awesome, contributing members of our community.
The Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre was developed to meet a need within the community while providing a revenue stream to help resource the charitable works Tūtaki Youth Inc. offers. The Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre is a professionally operated community gym offering low cost 24/7 access to a well-resourced unique facility in Stratford. We are open to all members of the public and make it our goal to create and maintain a great atmosphere for all. We offer comprehensive pricing options, fitness assessments, personal training and group classes.
Tūtaki Youth Inc. and the Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre are delivered and supported by a team of staff, trustees and champions who believe in the vision and add tremendous value to the success of the organisation.
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