Youth Team Trust
We’ve worked with Youth T.E.A.M. Trust (YTT) for a long time, since 2002 in fact, because YTT actively supports young people who are struggling.
We’ve recently increased our direct financial help to YTT, and will now be providing them with an annual donation that’s significantly higher than before. In addition, we’ve set a goal of helping YTT to achieve more from their own fund raising efforts. The target is to find donations from other organisations that will match our own amount, dollar for dollar, every year, effectively doubling the amount of money that’s available to help people who need it.
So what does YTT actually do? In short, they empower young people to not only overcome their own challenges, but also help others dealing with similar issues. YTT helps people to regain control of their lives – these are often lives that are not happy or have been thrown into turmoil.
YTT runs weekend workshops that allow young Kiwis to gather together to find support, friendship and understanding in an atmosphere of love and trust. Over the years working with YTT, we’ve come to understand just how much some of the camp participants have had to deal with, but we’ve also been privileged to hear some incredible stories as many of them have risen above their hardship and troubles.
We know how effective YTT’s work is. They make a very real difference to many people and their families, helping them to be safer, healthier and happier. This is a superb fit with our own values, and we’re extremely grateful to be involved with this excellent community organisation.