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The Springboard Timeline

Thank you for over 14 years support

2002

Land skills

Wrightsons Agriculture NZ launch “Land Skills” alternative education at
Warkworth Scout Hall headed by Springboard founder, Gary Diprose.

The alternative education programme moves to new premises in
Port Albert, Wellsford. Seven disadvantaged youth are enrolled in the course.

2003

Springboard 2003

First snow trip to Turoa and Whakapapa is a highlight
for many youth as is a camp on a sheep and deer farm in the Waikato.

Wrightsons conclude their contract. The alternative education
programme continues as “Impact” under local church trust.

2004

Springboard 2004

Former policeman Lindsay Pahl joins Gary

2005

Springboard 2005

Exciting times as youth start to gain farming credits towards their NCEA.

2006

Springboard 2006

Impact alternative education is featured on a TV documentary.

Youth offenders programme, Go 180, is launched

2007

Springboard Community Works 2007

Registered as not for profit under new name Impact Community Services.

2008

Springboard 2008

Rebranded as Springboard Community Works
Elevate, family support programme, is launched.

2009

Springboard 2009

Energize, in-school values programme launched.

50% of youths on Impact achieve NCEA Level One.

2010

Springboard 2010

4U Mentoring programme launched

TV3 document Springboard

Springboard moves to leased building at Hamatana Road

Papas Kitchen is launched

2011

Springboard 2011

Vault, work readiness, programme is launched

TV1 document the Vault programme in “Unsung Heroes”

1000@10 supporter club is launched

Konnex is launched

2012

Springboard 2012

Making firewood and furniture begins our social enterprise.

2013

Springboard 2013

Futureworks Programme was launched

2014

Springboard 2014

Springboard purchases the Hamatana Road building

2015

Springboard 2015

Community Development programme is launched to assist and collaborate with  similar organisations working with vulnerable young people.

Learning Hub was launched