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Our ‘Y Education’ programme is here in Hawke’s Bay. This programme has been very successful in delivering foundation education courses around New Zealand. We are offering two courses:

‘Y-Skills for Life’, an Intensive Literacy and Numeracy course and;

‘Skills for You/ Te Papa Ako Toi’, a 60-credit, Level 1 certificate course.

All courses are fees-free.

For various reasons, some students just don’t do well at school. Some have already dropped out of formal education and others are struggling. We know that all schools are doing their best to help these students but many schools face resource issues that limit what help they can offer. And that’s where Y Education comes in.

We are targeting youths who have fallen through the gaps or are falling through the gaps. Our courses are specifically designed to meet student needs: Small classes, one-on-one coaching, individualised lesson plans, pick up and drop off from their homes and, a safe and supportive learning environment.

The Y guides them along a pathway of learning with the objectives of:

Building confidence and self-esteem;

Developing basic life skills and knowledge;

Improving employability;

Preparing for further learning;

Learning positive social interactions and (where applicable);

Achieving NCEA Level 1.

If you know of any students aged 16 to 19 (other ages are considered) who could benefit from these programmes or know the name and contact details of others who might know students of this nature, we’d love to hear from you.

Please feel free to contact me by email.  I’d be happy to meet up to discuss these programmes in more detail at your convenience.