Youth Info

Youth Cafe

A place for young people to come and meet.  Inside our facility includes Pool Tables, Table Tennis, Cafe and Music Events.

Once youth have been trained to operate our Barista machine, they transfer their skills learned and you can purchase a Coffee and a Cake or a Hot meal.

Youth Health services

We deliver a range of specialist youth health services for Rotorua youth. This service is free for 15-24 years of age. You can read more about us here.


After school workshops and programmes for young people to learn new skills, discover talents and make new friends.

  • House of Horrors Events
  • Special Effects Makeup
  • Cooking Classes
  • Barista Training
  • Music creation
  • Performance and Recording Studio
  • Hip Hop Dancing
  • Acting Classes
  • Writing Raps
  • Graffiti Arts
  • Careers and C.V Building
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Social Activities
  • Youth Leadership and Event Planning

See our ‘Whats on‘ page for more information.


Build your personal brand!
We help tell your story as you navigate your path through education, training or employment and support services. Let’s build a career you love by showcasing the real you. Your free Youth Hub profile helps showcase to employers and followers your passion, struggles and achievements. Add your career wish list, link your Instagram account, request testimonials and create a living resume/cv that you can share with potential employers. We help build your personal brand. Join forces with other members who will inspire, teach and support your journey.

Using your Youth Hub profile you can easily apply for jobs within the Hub or share your profile to apply for external positions.

Sign up today and start building your youthHub profile. Stay engaged, posting your CV and journey to showcase yourself to potential employers at

Learner Driver License 3 day course

Each month the Youth Centre holds a course that will prepare you for sitting your learners license.
Please contact for confirmation of course dates.

Learn and practice the theory tests and get ready for the real thing!

Course $70.00

License Fee $93.90

Essential Documents:

  • Original Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Proof of Address (ie a bank statement or letter with your name and address on it)

Click here for more information or to register for the next course.


The OneChance Youth Project:

The OneChance Youth Project is an intensive leadership, team building and event planning programme designed solely for youth empowerment and development.  Throughout the duration of the programme, students learn skills they will use for the rest of their lives; time management, public speaking, communication, develop a strong work ethic and much more by participating in a real-world business-like experience.

At the completion of the course students gain NCEA Level 3 10 credit unit and a Certificate in Youth Development. The OCYP is supported by Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick and Rotorua MP Todd McClay. Check out the Facebook page for more info.