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Christian Youth Café

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The Fuse Youth Centre was started in 2001 by the Shoreline Youth Trust and

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has developed into a vibrant, multi-faceted space that exists to work with local youth to provide programmes, events and services for the young people of our community.

Our mission statement is:

To encourage young people to fully realise their potential.

Our main objectives include:

  • To assist in the positive development of a youth community and to be committed to supporting and nurturing the needs of individuals.
  • To provide events and facilities for young people, particularly in the Sumner/Redcliffs/Mt Pleasant area, which are relevant to their needs.
  • To link in with interested community groups.
  • To build healthy relationships with and between our community’s youth.
  • To ensure that all work of the Trust is accountable and transparent in nature.
  • To demonstrate Christian principles in all of Fuse’s activities and maintain relationships with the Christian Churches in the community.

We aim to achieve these goals throughout all of our projects/programmes:

  • Fuse Youth Centre Project, which focuses on maintaining our community centre to be available for and tailored towards young people.
  • Deaf Project which is concerned with connecting with youth from the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre, and Deaf youth in our city and helping them to integrate with the wider community.
  • In-Schools Project designed to engage with the young people of our community by being present in the local schools during lunch breaks and providing activities and offering support to staff where it is needed.
  • Holiday Programmes Project, which seeks to run four week long holiday programmes annually, which are tailored specifically for intermediate aged young people.

Out of these projects we run the following weekly programmes:

  • Deaf Programme - Tuesday 3.30pm-5.30pm: A special programme which has run for 9 years during which we link with Deaf students from the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre. Connections made during this time are an excellent platform for integrating Deaf students into our other regular programmes.
  • Girls Programme - Wednesday 3 - 5.30pm: An opportunity for intermediate aged girls to meet together to interact with our female youth workers - aimed at creating strong relationships and encouraging positive development in the areas of self-esteem, resilience and self-worth.
  • DJing Programme - Thursday 3 - 4pm: An opportunity for youth to receive fun and engaging DJ tuition to engage them musically and equip them to provide music services during school and community events.
  • Guys Programme - Thursday 4 - 6pm: A programme for High School aged guys to connect, develop relationships and enjoy a range of different activities.
  • Fuse Youth Centre - Friday 3 - 6pm (Year 7 & 8): A programme for intermediate students to meet from a variety of different schools and connect.
  • Fuse Youth Centre - Friday 6 - 9pm - (Year 9 & 13): Targets early High School students, allowing them to connect with friends who attend different high schools city wide.
  • Fuse Youth Centre - Friday 9 - late (Year 11 upwards): Currently this time slot is not in operation due to low numbers post earthquake. Now that we are operating out of our premises again, we expect to be able to operate this program again in 2013.
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In addition to these programmes we anticipate running fundraisers, band nights, movie nights, theme nights, gamer days and off-site activities throughout the year, as well as our ever popular annual camp.

If you would like to enquire about any of our services, or use our facility for an event or birthday party please don't hesitate to contact us on (03) 326 7467 or send an email to info@fuse.org.nz.

Phone 326 7467


25 Wakefield Ave
Christchurch 8081