Our Programmes

TYLA's individualised plans and programmes have been developed by a professional, academic and culturally reflective group to ensure the best outcomes for rangatahi.


There is no ‘one size fits all' approach. Alongside sustained one-to-one mentoring TYLA's core programmes, often embedded into our mentoring approach, include:


Ko Wai Ahau (Who am I?)
Addressing the lack of identity in many rangatahi, Ko Wai Ahau explores whakapapa and gives TYLA kids the tools to confidently give their Pepeha (introduction).


Nga Mana Wahine (Women of Strength)
Designed solely for young women, this Nga Mana Wahine tackles the issues girls on the TYLA programme are faced with as they grow into young women. Covering topics surrounding self-esteem, identity, self-confidence, women's health issues, relationships, boundaries, leadership, educational and life goals. By exploring these topics, we equip young wahine to make good choices and understand their own health needs.

Awareness of Your Emotions (AYE)
AYE exists to help rangatahi to gain a better understanding of their emotions and feelings. The programme looks at emotions such as anger and frustration and helps TYLA kids to identify and engage with tools that redirect negative emotions or feelings, while looking at the consequences of possible reactions.

*TYLA also has cultural/values camps, holiday and afterschool wellbeing programmes as well as specific outdoor programmes.


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