To implement and support programmes which nurture positive development of young people’s lives and provide opportunities resources and direction for Youth to develop skills for Life.

Youth Opportunities

Currently work is underway to fit out our new workshop. We will then have a fully equipped workshop and qualified Tutors and will be planning to offer the following hands-on learning programs. 

Learn to Weld

Practical learning while fabricating and welding in the engineering workshop

Woodwork Skills

Learn carpentry skills and gain confidence using power tools and machinery. Projects include making wood products and constructing a tiny house.


Automotive Skills

Learn all about vehicle repair and maintenance while working on various car and motorbike projects.

Gym Circuit Training

Fun and Fitness while working out as well as learning Gym techniques.

Register your expression of interest now for any of these great opportunities and we will contact you with start dates and schedule closer to the time.


YDOT has established a multi-purpose, user friendly Youth Hub at 298B Flaxton Road which incorporates:

Fitness Gym

A great place for workouts and training.


Kitchen facilities are available for use

Lounge/Meeting Room

A great space to relax or have a group meeting.

Recreation/Games Room

Space to play arcade games, pool, ping pong, basket ball or chill and hangout.

The Youth Hub is available for Youth Service Providers and Community Groups to utilize for the benefit of our Young People. The Hub incorporates a fitness gym, recreation room, lounge and kitchen. There is also a good outdoor space with a Basketball hoop. It is a great space to run events, workshops or gym circuit fun and fitness programs. 


Contact us for further information or to make a booking for your group.

For more information you can contact Dave Stevens on 027 229 1126. Or visit our Facebook by clicking the icon below.

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YDOT a Charitable Trust since 1999 was set up to support Youth and since then has provided many Life and Survival Skills, Education and Training Programs.

In the first 15 years this included a successful Trade Training course which saw many young people gaining industry qualifications and going on to employment.

Now after a change of location, new buildings and with a new vision YDOT is again looking to re-establish further Skills Training and Pathway Planning programs for Youth.

The four colours of our logo represent the four areas of wellbeing from the Te Whare Tapa Whā model. Our aim in all that we do is to provide opportunities for young people to grow holistically and develop in all aspects of their life.