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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  • Excellence Awards 2018
  • Minister for Children Hon. Tracey Martin, visits Kiwi Can

Excellence Awards 2018

What an incredible heartfelt celebration it was at 2018’s Annual Excellence Awards held at the Sir Paul Reeves building, AUT.

The evening celebrated the incredible achievements of our young people and we were extremely honoured to hear their inspiring stories.

“The Awards are an amazing opportunity to celebrate this country’s future – our children and our young people. It provides a valuable platform for them to recognise their own strengths and muster, from within, the conviction to overcome challenges, both big and small. It is also a reminder of the incredible work that our mentors and volunteers deliver, day in and day out, for children and young people throughout the country: says Sir Graeme Dingle.

For the 250 who attended, the evening was an opportunity to hear the personal stories of a number of graduates who had taken part in the Foundation’s transformational journey, and the positive impact It has on their lives.

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Minister for Children Hon. Tracey Martin, visits Kiwi Can

Recently, we were honoured to have Minister for Children, Hon Tracey Martin visit a Kiwi Can Class at Pomaria School.

We were extremely proud to show her the amazing work that Kiwi Can is doing within our schools and the positive impact it is having on our tamariki.

We want every child to know, what they have inside is greater than any obstacle. Together as a collective, we can show them what they have within and transform young lives forever.

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