Weekly youth programmes
Young people impacted every year
At PACT we are committed to journeying with rangatahi by providing support (using preventative and mana enhancing approaches) that encourages and empowers them and their whānau to reach their potential.
PACT's vision is to support
our rangatahi to soar.
PACT's mission is to transform the Papatoetoe Community by mentoring and investing in rangatahi and strengthening whānau.
What makes us unique?
Where possible we build relationships with, and provide support to, the whole whānau to affect long-lasting change.
We are primarily focused on one community which is our local community – Papatoetoe.
By delivering relevant content and building relationships in the primary, intermediate, and high schools we are uniquely positioned to make a long-term commitment to supporting vulnerable tamariki from when they start school until they transition out of school.
We show genuine, non-judgmental support and care based on Christian principles and seek to emulate the love that Jesus showed to the struggling and marginalised in our community.
We welcome rangatahi into our PACT home/kāinga with our own complementary programmes.
PRINCIPLE PAPATOETOE HIGH SCHOOL
The commitment and manaakitanga that our students have experienced from PACT mentors have been outstanding. Our PACT mentors developed strong and genuine guiding relationships with our youth at a time when they most need it. They regularly go above and beyond the work done during school time. Our students know that they can reach out to their mentors anytime and will receive the support they need.
PACT provides more than just the typical community programmes, they provide a space to learn and unlearn, grow through the uncomfortable, and help you outwork your skills and abilities. PACT provides a space for you to own your own faith and lead in areas that exceed your expectations. Working alongside PACT has helped me cultivate manaakitanga, whakawhanaungatanga, and Ihu Karaiti in a whole new way.
I've had challenges but PACT has been like a light in the darkness. The mentors and some of the other boys understand my struggles and it helps to know that people understand me and can relate to what I’m going through. It's more than just a youth organisation it’s like family for me. I know that they are always willing to spend time with me and I can rely on them. I think if it wasn’t for PACT I’d likely have been in a very different place right now. Because I believe in myself now, I am setting goals for my future and the PACT mentors are still there for me to support me and provide practical help. I will always be grateful to PACT and the difference they’ve made in my life.
A massive ngā mihi to these organisations for supporting our kaupapa and what we do for our community.