Many of the tamariki and rangatahi we engage with come from a community of intergenerational hard to reach whānau. They are disengaging from education, getting involved in anti-social activities, and are in risk of becoming the next generation trapped in a cycle of offending and harm.
We have run a range of initiatives targeting tamariki including whānau days and school holiday programmes.
The aim of these programmes is to raise the aspirations of tamariki, to build their skills and resilience, and to enhance their capacity to nurture their wellbeing. These programmes keep tamariki off the streets and out of trouble, and provide them with a pro-social leader from their community who they can learn from and who can guide them towards better decision-making and opportunities.
Our work targeting tamariki is part of our wider Community Outreach programme, which includes leadership, suicide prevention and health and wellbeing initiatives. You can learn more about this work via the button below or by reaching out to us from our Contact page.