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Youthline Palmerston North offers a wide range of programmes that you can get involved in!

These can be offered through our centres, within schools and other community settings. We work with young people to build leadership, communication and specific skills to help navigate life. They are also a great way to meet like minded young people and have fun.

To find out more about any of the below programmes, email us on or call us on (06) 357 3067



K-Gas is an after school programme that provides both physical- and cognitive-based curriculums for 8 to12-year-olds. All sessions are located at the Kelvin Grove Community Hall on Kaimanawa St. These programmes are held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

The programme includes:

Sports programme

Participants are involved in fun team sports and cognitively challenging games. These sessions allow children the ability to grow in confidence as they are actively encouraged to give all activities ago.

Considering Kai cooking programme

Participants work in supervised teams of five to eight children. This programme helps to develop: skills in food preparation, measuring ingredients, reading recipes, food value, and basic hygiene. Each session also includes a brief discussion or activity around a life issue, such as self-esteem, disability, bullying, communication, relationships and anger.

Arts and Crafts programme

This programme holds the philosophy that art should be meaningful for the participant. The participant should be proud of their individual creativity.

End of term

At the end of term, we invite parents/caregivers of those who participated in the programmes to share a meal with K-Gas leaders. This provides an opportunity to strengthen the link with the children's family and to discuss any issues they might have. We can also provide information and links to agencies that could offer additional or more relevant support.

Holiday programme
Holiday programmes are held twice or three times a year. These programmes include rotating activities held at the Kelvin Grove Community Hall, outdoor recreation, and one-day recreational trips.