Forward With Direction

Our learning hub, FWD: Forward With Direction offers youth on the Hibiscus Coast who may have missed out on getting their NCEA Level 1 and/or 2 with a 32 week program held in Whangaparaoa. Read more..

Forward Thinking- Upskilling Hibiscus Coast Youth

Our newest Coast Youth Community Trust initiative is FWD- Forward With Direction. It is vital that young people get their NCEA and are able to effectively find pathways in to training or work. We are thrilled to be able to bring this practical leaning hub to the coast. The article in on page 19 of the issue Read more..


Trust tasked with connecting youth with employment

The task of making connections between young people who want to find work locally, and suitable employers under Auckland Council’s Youth Connections scheme has fallen on the broad shoulders of the Coast Youth Community Trust.

The scheme aims to connect young people with employment, tertiary education and training opportunities. Read more..


Fresh food parcels

Food parcels and Christmas hampers that go out from the Coast Youth Community Trust (CYC) include fresh vegetables from the Trust’s own garden in Whangaparaoa. Read more..


Brave shave for students

Year 10 students Brendon Carr and Ben Sutcliffe ran the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation Shave 12 event at the college on October 26 and almost 20 people took the plunge and had all their hair removed for the cause, including one teacher and a CYC youth worker. Read more..


Fresh plan to feed those in need

A down to earth plan, including fattening pigs and growing vegetables to provide food for local families in need, is about to be put into operation by the Coast Youth Community Trust. Read more..


Turning the truants around

In the two years that Lleon Downes has been the Hibiscus Coast’s truancy officer, he has heard every excuse in the book. His role, which is part-time and funded by the Ministry of Education, is to find truants and get them back to school. Read more..


Rising demand hits foodbanks

The rising cost of living is seeing a massive increase in foodbank demand on the Hibiscus Coast. Read more..


More Media Articles

Where to buy a Christmas Tree – Rodney Times – 2nd December 2010

Marathon Team running for youth – Rodney Times – 13th October 2009

Thousands dine in Tunnel – Rodney Times – 2nd December 2008