At Life101, we help young people to feel confident, competent, independent and on track to thrive in adulthood. Our life skills programmes give young people the opportunity to learn and practice skills for real-life settings.
Our down to earth, approachable and friendly facilitators have worked with young people with complex needs, of varying educational achievement, and from diverse backgrounds. We take an assets-based approach and recognise everyone’s personal potential.
Life101 initially started as a school holiday programme in Takapuna, Auckland in 2013.
Since then with secondary schools, we have grown into full-time providers of life and financial skills programmes, working in more than 20 schools across the country.
Life101 also specialise in working with Services Academy schools throughout New Zealand, as well as multiple Alternate Education Centres.
Who We’ve Worked With
Life101 is grateful to have worked in the following schools throughout New Zealand: James Cook High School, Queen Elizabeth College, Glenfield College, Tikipunga High School, Turangi School, Takapuna Grammar School and Naenae College.
As well as the following Alternate Education Centres in Auckland: Bays Youth Trust, Marist Alternate Education, Springboard Community Works and Transformation Academy.
Skills for a world beyond school
We help students to build knowledge in work-readiness, money management, investing, and personal and social skills. Our 1-day, 4-day and 8-day workshop-based programmes can be tailored to the specific needs of your cohort.
By the time students finish our programmes they will have achieved several tangible outcomes, including:
- Tailored C.V.s
- Submitting job applications online
- Setting up a Kiwisaver account
- How to apply for an IRD number online
- How to open a bank account
- Personalised savings techniques
- Personalised budgets
- How to set up a flat – connecting utilities, insurance, paying bills
- How to invest in the share market
- How to start your own business
- Knowledge of your personality type/psychometric testing
- Better emotional intelligence and conscious communication skills
- How to deal with difficult emotions, like anger, frustration, guilt
- Mindfulness techniques
- Forgiving yourself
- How to give back
We show you how much students have learned
We don’t just teach life skills; we measure their impact.
Students complete pre and post programme surveys to track their learning and measure their own progress. Our surveys are strengths-based and allow students to reflect on their own learning and achievements. Written, qualitative feedback is also collected.
We collate the data into easy-to-read reports for principals and teaching staff, which show the areas where students have learned and excelled the most, and by how much.
Hear the feedback first-hand
Cedric talking about his experiences and what he learnt on the 101 and 202 Programmes.
Services Academy Director
Ratima from James Cook High School sharing what his Services Academy students took from the Life101 programmes.
Lewis talking about his experiences and what he learnt on the 101 and 202 Programmes.