Our Values

Commitment – we are committed to journeying and partnering with the young people and whanau in our communities.

Relationship-building – we are committed to building long-term quality relationships.

Competence – we are committed to delivering safe, strength-based, high calibre youth work.

Integrity – personal and professional integrity is the oxygen of ESYT.

Community – we love our communities and are committed to seeing them become a resilient and healthy place that people are proud of.

Diversity – we are committed to learning from others and from what we do and intentionally encouraging participation from people of all cultures.

Empowerment – we want to help young people to find their voice and way in the world.

Faith-based – while we are faith-based and find strength, comfort and courage from our faith in God, we value and respect all people and don’t force our faith on others.

Innovation – we are creative and think outside the box in the work we do.

Participation, Partnership and Protection – We are committed to ensuring that the three principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (participation, partnership and protection) are woven through all that ESYT does.