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Unlocking Potential & Inspiring Change

Our Mission


At New Wave Engage, we are passionately committed to empowering young males in Out-of-Home Foster Care (OOHC), guiding them toward a brighter and transformative future.


Our program, led by the distinguished James Te Huna—a former UFC star and a highly respected Specialist Coach in the NRL—focuses on young individuals aged 12 to 17 who require emotional, educational, and social support.

At the core of our mission is the philosophy that effective mentoring is built on wisdom, impartiality, enthusiasm, and crucial traits such as empathy, compassion, and honesty. These values are not just ideals; they are the foundation of our approach, ensuring that every interaction is geared toward building trust and making a lasting impact on the lives of these young men.

New Wave Engage is unique in its commitment to not only lead and connect but also to effect positive change in the lives of these young individuals. Our program enhances emotional regulation, improves positive behaviours, nurtures self-confidence, fosters cultural connections, and builds robust relationships with families and communities.

Our holistic approach addresses key challenges faced by these youths:

  • Combating isolation

  • Fostering a sense of safety

  • Encouraging physical activity

  • Providing guidance to set and achieve personal goals

  • Building connection to family & community

Rooted in empathy, compassion, cultural competence, and emotional regulation, our program leverages James Te Huna's extensive education to bring tools and narratives that resonate deeply with our participants. James also places special emphasis on mentoring young Indigenous individuals, forging meaningful connections with inspirational role models and strengthening community ties.

At New Wave Engage, we are unwavering in our commitment to the well-being and potential of our youth. We believe firmly that with the right support and resources, these young individuals can overcome adversity and contribute invaluable strengths to society.

Join us in our mission to nurture, empower, and transform lives, one young person at a time.

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