Our Head Office and National Advisory Service are based in Lower Hutt. Our trust deed states we must have between two and seven trustees; including the offices of Secretary, Youth Advocate, Kaumatua or Matua (Cultural Advisor) and Kaitiaki of the Kaupapa (Guardian of the Vision). We govern the National Advisory Service which provides advice and support to the Academies in respect of governance, management, marketing strategies, identifying funding opportunities, training and coaching strategies and standards.
A youth advocate is necessary to represent our young people at each local Academy/community and at the BGYF national board level. This will ensure the youth voice is represented and empowered.
A kaumatua or matua is an office at the BGYF national board level to ensure our
Treaty of Waitangi obligations are met and cultural considerations are paramount as we deliver our programmes to our valuable tamariki and rangitahi.
A Kaitiaki of the Kaupapa is also a national office to ensure the original vision of the BGYF is upheld.