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.
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.
Former policeman Lindsay Pahl joins Gary
Exciting times as youth start to gain farming credits towards their NCEA.
Impact alternative education is featured on a TV documentary.
Youth offenders programme, Go 180, is launched
Registered as not for profit under new name Impact Community Services.
Rebranded as Springboard Community Works
Elevate, family support programme, is launched.
Energize, in-school values programme launched.
50% of youths on Impact achieve NCEA Level One.
4U Mentoring programme launched
TV3 document Springboard
Springboard moves to leased building at Hamatana Road
Papas Kitchen is launched
Vault, work readiness, programme is launched
TV1 document the Vault programme in “Unsung Heroes”
1000@10 supporter club is launched
Konnex is launched
Making firewood and furniture begins our social enterprise.
Futureworks Programme was launched
Springboard purchases the Hamatana Road building
Community Development programme is launched to assist and collaborate with similar organisations working with vulnerable young people.
Learning Hub was launched