Shore Junction is a place where your Rangatahi can feel safe to explore and discover themselves with no financial barriers.
Shore Junction is always free for young people 13 to 24 years old.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm, Shore Junction is a place where your young person can find a sense of belonging and community.
Safety and Connection are at the core of what we do at SJ.
Shore Junction is always staffed with Youth Workers who all understand that connecting with young people comes first. We might play video games, make music, or do projects but these are all just ways that we connect with your young person to help them feel welcomed and valued.
Our staff are trained in Youth Work and Child Protection and additionally we have security cameras throughout the building so we always know what’s going on.
Young people can sign up on our website by clicking ‘My profile’, or they can sign up when they first come in.
No, everything we run for young people at Shore Junction is free of charge.
The simple answer is whatever they like, within reason of course!
At Shore Junction, we believe in fostering the creative spirit, independence, and personal growth of young people. Our approach allows youth to engage freely and explore their interests without a rigid set structure. We understand the importance of trust, and our dedicated staff supervises and supports every step of the way. Safety remains a top priority, with clear protocols in place. We’ve seen how this approach empowers young people to discover their talents, build critical thinking skills, and take on responsibilities. We encourage open communication with parents, value your input, and welcome any questions or concerns you may have. With a flexible and nurturing environment, we’re committed to helping young people flourish.
We are extremely fortunate to have some amazing donors that contribute to running Shore Junction. We also apply for grants, as every other charity, does to fund our ongoing costs. We also receive support from the Devonport Takapuna Local board who provide ongoing support but also granted us the lease to the building.
We have an very efficient team who work well to make very dollar reach further and we are also fortunate to be the recipient of furniture and E-waste that we are able to up-cycle to fit out the building.
Absolutely, our normal open hours run during this time and we often have extra events occuring during this time like barista training, gaming days, and movie afternoons.
We hear this all the time and understand, Shore Junction is a pretty amazing resource. Unfortunately we can not have parents in during youth hours due to our Child Protection policy, however we are always happy to show you around and explain how Shore Junction runs and what we offer.
Shore Junction is a safe space for all young people and we try our best to make sure that everyone has a fun time. Often the first few times a young person comes into the building by themselves it can be overwhelming, and we understand that. This is why our youth workers are around to keep an eye on the young people and help them build connections. We also have some amazing youth leaders who are happy to include people in whatever they are doing. Board games and computer games are a great way to get everyone included.