About Us

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

  • 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, which focuses on maintaining our community centre to be available for and tailored towards young people.
  • Van Asch 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 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 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:

  • Fuse Youth Centre – Wednesday 3 – 5pm (Year 6, 7&8): A Free Programme for intermediate students to meet from a variety of different schools and hang out.
  • Ko Taku Reo Deaf Programme – Thursday 4:30-6:30: A special programme which has run for 11 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 and into the Sumner Community. This has stopped for the term but we are looking forward to our new sign language course starting in term one of 2021
  • Fuse Youth Centre – Friday 3 – 6pm (Year 7 & 8): A programme for intermediate students to meet from a variety of different schools and hang out.
  • Fuse Movie Nights and Events – Once a month on a Friday Evening: A free movie night session held at the Fuse Youth Centre for our local Fuse kids. Times, dates and age groups change monthly. Check this page for this months movie night details. Or Facebook or Instagram!
  • Friday night Year 9 and up: This is not currently happening this term but is tied into our leadership and volunteering development on Friday afternoons and throughout the week.

In addition to these projects Fuse is also involved in hosting Summer BBQ’s, Swimming sessions at the local Sumner School pool and getting alongside other local events happening within the area.