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Fresh Tracks – A Fresh Direction for Young Men (12 weeks, starting 20 March)

18 April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

"Make some fresh tracks in your life" - Fresh Tracks poster

The chance to make fresh tracks

Fresh Tracks gives young men the chance to set a fresh direction for their lives. Adventure meets goal setting and life skills. It’s a fun and free course for young men to help you make good choices and succeed in your life. Get outdoors and work towards something exciting.

Who’s it for?

Fresh Tracks is for young men who are looking to make a fresh start with their lives. You’ll be aged between 17 and 21 (although we can take people outside those ages). You’re not in tertiary study and you’re not currently employed.

Get a support crew behind you

Fresh Tracks Kereama and the boys out for lunch 2016

It’s not easy to change the direction of your life, and that’s why it’s so important to have the right team supporting you along the way. With no more than 8 people on Fresh Tracks, you’ll make good mates to help you achieve your goals.

Learn skills for life

Hands next to laptop at Adult Learning Support

We know the world can be a scary place sometimes. It’s hard to know what to do with your life.

We’ll help you set goals for your life and achieve them. You’ll learn the skills to get your life on the right track. We’ll cover things like:

  • How to get a job
  • Looking after a house and car
  • Using computers and the internet
  • Reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Making a budget
  • Getting fit and staying in shape
  • How to cook a mean feed for your family and your mates.

Get active

Rafting during Fresh Tracks 2016

We won’t be sitting around in a classroom all day. We’ll be out doing fun stuff, like

  • Caving, kayaking or tramping
  • Learning to box with Victory Boxing
  • Rock climbing
  • Racing with Waka Ama
  • Learning how to save lives through first-aid.

Increase your confidence

Fresh Tracks learners standing up on the podium after go-kart racing

Fresh Tracks is all about gaining the confidence to move in a new direction. Some things will put you out of your comfort zone. But maybe you’ll find out that you’re an awesome cook? Or a world class boxer?

Everybody is good at something! You’ll find out about your ninja skills.

What does a day in the course look like?

Here’s an example of what we might do for a week:

10.00-11.00Warm-up, exerciseWarm up, exerciseBoxing lessons
11.00-12.30Class timeCooking and nutritionRock climbing
12.30 – 1 pmLunchLunchLunch
1.00-2.30Guest speaker/activityClass timeWind down/debrief

The details

Length:          12 weeks
Days:               Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Times:            4 hours each day from 10.00am – 2.30pm each day.

Cost:       You won’t have to pay anything to join the course thanks to funding from the good folk at The Tindall Foundation and Nelson Bays Community Foundation. It’s free for young men aged 17 -21 in Nelson and Tasman.

Sign up or recommend somebody

Are you keen? Or do you know somebody else who might be? Then get in touch with Elise by:


18 April 2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Elise Doyer
03 548 3041


Adult Learning Support
43 Montgomery Square
Nelson,7010New Zealand
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