TYLA Youth Development Trust
Every child deserves to hope and dream of a better future, but for some rangatahi, seeing beyond their struggles can seem impossible. 
We exist for these young people, for their whānau and for our communities.

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Building Physical Wellbeing, Confidence, and Teamwork through Rock Climbing: A Tyla Youth Development Trust Success StoryThis week our Ōtara Team organized a rock climbing activity at Extreme Edge Rock Climbing in Panmure for our young people from our youth programme. The activity aimed to promote physical wellbeing, confidence building, and teamwork skills development.Here at TYLA, we believe Rock climbing is an excellent activity for promoting physical wellbeing, as it requires a combination of strength, flexibility, and endurance. By climbing to the top of the wall, our young people were able to challenge themselves physically, improving their overall fitness and health. The activity also provided an opportunity for them to develop their balance, coordination, and agility.A huge Thankyou to CLM Community Sport for sponsoring this awsome opportunity for our youth & our wonderful Youth Mentors who facilitated this activity, provide guidance and support for our youth throughout the activity. Taki, Mo, Luke, Eli, and Tina also encouraged each other, promoting teamwork and communication skills development.After the rock climbing session, everyone enjoyed a friendly game of touch rugby and shared a delicious lunch together. The combination of physical activity, teamwork, and social interaction really helped our young people build their self-esteem, confidence, and resilience this week. Well done Team 🙌🏽💯💪🏽🔥 ... See MoreSee Less
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Transforming Lives: How Art Therapy and Giving Back Helps Our Youth Overcome the Impact of Their ActionsAs we head into our long Easter weekend, let’s prioritize safety and be mindful of potential risks.At Tyla Youth Development Trust, we are dedicated to creating opportunities for our youth to grow, learn, and thrive. One of the ways we do this is through our art therapy programme which has had a positive impact on our youth. A huge Thankyou to Luke, Taki, Mo & Eli, our youth mentors, who accompanied a group of youth to Bunnings Manukau today to buy olive tree plants, plant pots, and paint. During the trip, they introduced the concept of art therapy to the youth, creating a safe space for them to express themselves creatively and explore their emotions.One example of our art therapy approach is the olive branch concept, which symbolizes peace and reconciliation. Through this concept, our youth created personalised pots that represent their freedom of creativity while also expressing their remorse for their actions.The act of nurturing the plants in their pots provides an opportunity for our youth to experience a sense of responsibility and care for something other than themselves. This experience helps them develop positive traits and values that can be applied in all areas of their lives.But the most important part of our programme is the giving back aspect. Our youth gift their plants back to the community as a gesture of goodwill and an expression of their commitment to positive change. This act of giving back creates a positive impact on the community and helps to restore trust and a sense of safety 🙏🏽 #arttherapy#creativetherapy#expressivearts#artashealing#mentalhealthart#mindfulart#artistictherapy #tylayouthdevelopmenttrust ... See MoreSee Less
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The Power of Boxing Training for Youth: Lessons in Discipline, Respect, and ResilienceBoxing training is a transformative experience for youth, offering more than just physical fitness. The sport teaches important life skills such as discipline, respect, and resilience. Through training, young people learn the value of hard work, focus, and perseverance. They develop a respect for themselves and others, and learn to manage stress and channel their energy in a positive direction.At our hooks programme, we are so grateful to have Eliaz Marsters as our youth mentor. His dedication and support have made a significant impact on the lives of our young people. This week's training was inspiring, and the youth really enjoyed it. Eli's commitment to mentoring and empowering young people through boxing training is truly commendable. 📷 credit @the_pharaoh_music #tylayouthdevelopmenttrust #boxingforyouthempowerment ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Incredible Experience at The Project 🙏🏽As part of the Queen Shirl’e Academy Artist Development Programme, we had the opportunity to take our hooks boys to be part of the live audience of The Project NZ. The experience was truly amazing and inspiring, and we are grateful to our mentors @queenshirl.e, Mo, and Luke for making it possible.The boys were thrilled to be part of the show's audience and to witness firsthand how a live TV show works. They were in awe of the production and the energy of the crowd, and the experience gave them a taste of what it's like to be part of the entertainment industry.It was especially heartwarming to see our mentors support and encourage the boys throughout the night. They provided inspiration and motivation, and their guidance and mentorship played a significant role in making the experience such a success.#theprojectnz #queenshirleacademy #southauckland ... See MoreSee Less
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