Hope Youth is a not-for-profit organisation that is working with young people (11 – 25 yrs) in the southwest of Christchurch (Rolleston, West Melton, Templeton and Hornby). We are passionate about connecting with young people, journeying alongside them and empowering each one to be the best people they can be.
The Trust was created by Hope Presbyterian, a church in Hornby that has been serving its community faithfully for over 100 years. Before Hope Youth was formed, Hope Presbyterian had already connected and journeyed with young people for a number of years in Hornby and the Trust continues that work.
Hope Youth Trust started under the trust name “Youth Southwest Christchurch Trust” in 2008. Employing five youth workers and a trust director, the Trust was formed to serve the young people of the four communities it continues to serve today.