Youth Inspire – Lower Hutt


Based in Wainuiomata and Naenae, Youth Inspire collaborates across the public and private sectors to support young people into pathways of employment, study, training, and soft skills as well as driver licencing.

Through Licence to Work and Driver Licencing programmes Youth Inspire provides a responsive approach to wrap around young people not currently engaged in employment, education or training.

Youth Inspire has strong local community and employer connections to ensure the young people they serve can connect with and explore a range of employment and education options. These connections are reflected throughout the organisation, from the make-up of the Board to the work it does advocating, sharing and learning regionally on issues impacting youth.

How Youth Inspire used Todd Foundation funding in:


  • YOUth INSPIRE community employment pathway initiative (Wainuiomata and Naenae)
  • Licence to Work – youth employability programme for young people developing work-ready skills (Wainuiomata and Naenae)
  • Capacity support, video



Other funding partners