• Brother and Sister Duo – Stars Success!
  • Influencing Youth a Passion for Hohaia
  • The Secret to Success

Brother and Sister Duo – Stars Success!

They are a brother and sister team who came to New Zealand in the midst of tragedy, shy and more comfortable being unnoticed in the background. Now Lahaina and Hawea Solomon, who grew up in Tokoroa, are leaders helping other youth reach their potential and are pursuing their own dreams at university. The dramatic turn around is in large part due to a charity that aims to transform young Kiwis lives – the Graeme Dingle Foundation.

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Influencing Youth a Passion for Hohaia

Hohaia Hakaraia is a passionate Kiwi Can Leader doing great work in the Auckland Region. As a graduate of our Stars Programme he knew all about what we do and the impact we have on tamariki. Now as a Kiwi Can Leader he uderstands our influence even more. “I got in touch with the Graeme Dingle Foundation and they gave me the opportunity to help influence youth in schools, especially in West Auckland which is a big thing for me. When I took that step, it solidified for me the knowledge of how passionate I am for helping people.”

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The Secret to Success

Graeme Dingle Foundation staff member Adi Cummings turned her back on a corporate role to help the youth of Aotearoa and is now part of the Programme Development team who develop the high-quality programmes of the Foundation.  This is her inspiring story…

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Our Programmes

Off to an awesome start

Kiwi Can is our energy-packed primary school programme, aimed at children aged 5 to 12 years. It teaches values such as integrity and respect, and delivers fun-filled learning to schools all around the country.

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Helping to support Kiwi kids stay stronger together

Our Stars programme strengthens young people for that often-tricky transition into high school, through training and supporting older students to mentor and walk alongside the new year 9’s.

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The sky's the limit

"What are you going to do when you grow up?" Not a lot of teens know the answer to that old chestnut! Career Navigator helps by assisting NZ's youth with valuable information, options and guidance around work and life choices, support with achieving goals, and aiming high.

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Shaping the future

Project K kicks in at a time when some kids need it most. Designed for Year 10's, this programme builds confidence, teaches life skills, promotes good health and encourages a positive attitude. What's not to love.

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Back on track

Teenage years can be a tough time for many. But if problem situations are caught early and given a chance - given the right support - lives can be tuned around. That's what MYND is all about.

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