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The Foundation for Youth Development

Sir Edmund Hillary often described himself as a "plodder"... and there is no shortage of children like him in our schools today. No shortage of children with untapped potential for excellence.

The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) was founded by Sir Ed's friend and climbing companion, Graeme Dingle and lawyer Jo-anne Wilkinson in 1995 as the Project K Trust. Sir Ed served as one of the first Trustees. They wanted to take a practical step forward to address high levels of negative youth statistics in New Zealand.  

FYD has grown into a leader in the field of child and youth development and now runs several, proven programmes that lift the skills, self-confidence, motivation and achievements of young New Zealanders aged 5 – 18 years.

FYD’s programmes help young people discover possibility – creating a youth population with a positive outlook and eyes open to the future.

As Sir Ed once said, "it's all about the kids."

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Supported By

A big thank you to our key national supporters

Supporting Partners

• ASB Community Trust
• Auckland Council
• Chisholm Whitney Family Charitable Trust
• David Levene Foundation
• Fairfax Media
• Fidelity Life
• Friedlander Foundation
• Fuji Xerox New Zealand Limited   
• Goode PR
• Hall’s
• HP
• Infinity Foundation
• Jennifer Smith Family Trust
• Landcorp
• New Zealand Lottery Grants Board 
• Maurice Paykel
Charitable Trust
• Microsoft
• Michael and Linda Gill Charitable Trust
• National Mini Storage
• New Zealand Grocery Charity Trust
• Pub Charity
• Sanitarium
• Sky City Auckland
Community Trust
• Smiggle
• Trinity Foundation

Friends of FYD

• Air New Zealand
• Bathurst Resources Ltd
• BP
• DO Design
• Four Winds Foundation
• Media Monitors
• NZ Steel
• Public Trust
• Random House
• Rotary
• Sargood Bequest Trust
• Sir Logan Campbell Trust
• Sky TV
• Soar Printing
• Solid Energy
• Speedy Signs Albany
• Tai Shan Trust
• The Park Travellers Lodge
• TV3

Government Partners