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Why the Y?

For years we’ve been referring to ourselves as “the Y”. not just because it’s shorter to say but because it’s more inclusive, and inclusivity, equality and diversity is what we’re all about. As the oldest and largest youth organisation in the world, times have changed since the Young Men’s Christian Association was founded.  We stand behind all people regardless of gender, race, religion or sexuality.  Everyone should feel welcome and supported at the Y.  When it comes to our cause, we’re committed to continue helping build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through investing in the next generation


Wellington City Youth Hub

Kia Ora! Welcome to Wellington City’s Newest Youth Hub

The Wellington City Youth Hub will be a safe, welcoming space for young people to socialise, play, study, create and connect with their community.

Who is it for?
The Youth Hub will be suitable for use by young people between the ages of 13 and 18. Youth will be able to freely interact in the space with appropriate supervision to ensure their safety.

Where & When?
The Wellington City Youth Hub will be close to public transport routes, retailers and food outlets. The space will be fully accessible and designed to give youth kaitiakitanga of the space. It will be drug and alcohol free and designed for good visibility by coordinators and supervisors to ensure the safety of everyone. Open hours will include weekday afternoons outside of school hours and parts of the weekend.

The Wellington City Youth Hub is brought to you as part of the WCC Poneke Promise

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Our Ys are safe places, where those that need our help can participate, have a sense of belonging, people can be themselves and feel safe.  All this helps to contribute to more positive social and emotional wellbeing in our communities. Through effective community and stakeholder engagement, and working with the these great new community assets, we can coordinate and implement a range of activations in our communities to ensure “No one misses out”.  

  • Our central city: All children and young people feel safe in the city at any time of day.
  • Hauora across the city: Spaces, places and programmes support the hauora (wellbeing) of children and young people throughout the city.
  • The basics: Children and young people can access food, safe and healthy housing, and wrap-around support when experiencing homelessness.
  • You belong: Wellington welcomes, celebrates and includes the diversity of all children and young people.
  • Pathways: Wellington is a place that builds life-long learners.
  • Participating in change: Young people taking on the world.

Building strong kids, strong families and strong communities through investing in the next generation

Here at the Y, community is our commodity. Our staff are truly passionate about helping communities thrive. 


Y-Central is fully committed to listening and responding to all customers, staff and public concerns, questions or comments about our organisation. Our priority is to have an open and accountable organisational culture that understands the needs of children, their whanau, and our community. We welcome your feedback.

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