Ways we can help

Youth Service will help you find the best option for education, training or work-based learning that will help you build your skills and find a job.

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Youth Service works with two main groups:

Being part of Youth Service

If you’re part of either of these two groups, your community based Youth Service provider will provide guidance and support to help you make the right decisions for your situation. They will also help you get the services and support you need.

The kinds of things they can do with you are:

  • talk about where you are now and where you want to be
  • figure out what might be stopping you succeeding at school, training or in work-based learning
  • sort out the steps you need to take to get into education, training or work-based learning
  • put together an action plan that will help you reach your goals
  • help you get back to school or to apply for training courses
  • support you in school and training
  • check your progress
  • help you stay on track
  • update your plan when things change
  • be your coach or go-to person.

Help to get a driver licence

From June 2019, if you get the Youth Payment or Young Parent Payment, your Youth Service provider may be able to help with costs of getting a driver licence, eg:

  • professional driving lessons
  • test fees
  • getting a copy of a birth certificate to use as ID.

Please talk to your Youth Service provider if you are interested.

Information Sharing

The Ministry of Social Development has a formal agreement with the Ministry of Education to share information about school leavers and potential school leavers.

A young person may complain to the Privacy Commissioner if personal information relating to them is disclosed in breach of the Privacy Act or authorisations provided for in the Social Security Act 2018.