SUCCESSFULLY WORKING WITH YOUTH (8-24YRS) & THEIR FAMILIES IN MAHURANGI
"The little I had in my hands, turned out to be doorways into these kids lives and in turn, into their families lives... After we'd been operating for 6 years, we weren't going away, we were starting to gain some momentum, the Police came and they said 'we've been watching you from a distance and we were waiting for you to go because we've seen it happen before but you have not gone and not only have you not gone, you're having such an impact on the young people that our highest at risk youth aren't even on our books anymore".
...because I get to put my heart and skills to work and give back to my community.
...because I know there is a cost to helping our young people. I see the passion of the Springboard team, their commitment and heart and that is worth my support! Anon
To say the first few years were a challenge is a bit of an understatement. We were a little out of our league but soon found that the simplicity of offering young people a consistent and genuine connection, believing in their potential, championing the heart inside and encouraging them to learn new skills was all that was needed to help them change the course of their lives.
The journey has been FULL of incredible stories and we are excited that there are still so many more come!Read More About The Journey
Springboard is a values based organisation in the truest sense of the word but values don’t mean much if they are not “lived out”.
We believe all people deserve a chance to live a life of purpose, belonging & wellbeing.
It just happens that some need a little more encouragement, support and understanding to take hold of that quality of life. By living out our values, we believe we are creating opportunities for others in our community to also experience success.Read more about our kaupapa
Our team personify the ‘heart’ at work! They are motivated by Springboard’s values and desire to encourage and mentor every young person that walks through the doors.
They help create a place of belonging, the genuine one-to-one connections and highlight the importance of wellbeing and unconditional positive regard for others.
They are selflessly dedicated to the lives of our young people and have become hugely significant to our community.Meet our dedicated team
Organisations like Springboard are founded on generous people and generous communities. From the founder to the most recent volunteer, it is the sense of a greater purpose that calls out a desire to do more and connect more genuinely with those in the community around us.
We truly believe that the answer lies in the community, in our own hands and in our own heart. Springboard takes that heart, the need for whanaungatanga and applies it to those most at risk in our community… The need is great and that is why we need your heart @ work with us!Learn about ways you can get involved
We want to provide friends, families, business people, professionals and community members the opportunity to be a part of changing stories, as we journey with these young people. For many the most effective way to do this is with an expression of generosity. By giving, we are saying that ‘we believe you are worth it’, we are consciously investing into a life, with the hope that it will yield a great return.
We know there are many in our community, who want to see our young people succeed. This is why we share their stories, why we show the impact Springboard is having and why we highlight how significant community and individual support is in achieving these outcomes. We love that we all get to play apart. We can’t all be social workers, or youth workers but we can all be believers and that’s a great start.Find out how to give to the 'heart @ work'
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