Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Southland is a charitable trust formed in 2003 as Bluff / Invercargill Kiwi Can Charitable Trust.
In 2009, the Kiwi Can and Project K Southland Trusts merged in order to grow their programmes in Southland. The Trust receives its funding form charitable grants and donations, contracts for services and sponsorship.
We currently work with over 1,440 young people each week of the school year delivering both Kiwi Can and Project K programmes and working to introduce the Stars programme in 2012. We also have a Community Development Strategy in place for the Mataura community within Southland which sequences the FYD programmes and measures the long term impact on not only our young people but our community as well.
The FYD Southland team is made up of four full time Kiwi Can leaders, a programmes coordinator and regional manager ably supported by a great Board of Trustees.
To build a strong Southland region by helping to grow great Southland kids!
To coordinate and deliver identified programmes that are proven to benefit children and young people!
We have a can do attitude with self belief, self motivation, optimism and a problem solving approach to our work.
We show respect and care for ourselves, for others, for the environment and the communities we work with.
Our approach with communities is long term whilst acknowledging the importance of self determination.
We acknowledge the reach and value that each new person and organisation brings and seek to utilise these to benefit our young people.
We start our next programme at Gore School in April and we need you as a mentor.
Are you a great listener and communicator with loads of common sense plus a sense of fun? If you are, we would love to hear from you. Being a Project K Mentor is a wonderfully rewarding and supported 12 month journey with a student as they work towards achieving their own goals
Pleae contact Nicole Taylor for more information.
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Tommy Foggo (Chair)
Dean Addie (Deputy Chair)
Michael Lee (Treasurer)
Ascot Community School
Bluff Community School
Fernworth Primary School
Halfmoon Bay School
New River Primary
Gore High School