The Graeme Dingle Foundation has been helping young Kiwis reach their potential for 21 years through our school-based programmes.

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The Graeme Dingle Foundation is the new name for the Foundation for Youth Development (FYD). The highly-successful youth charity was renamed in recognition of Kiwi adventurer and personality Graeme Dingle, who co-founded the not-for-profit organisation with his partner Jo-anne Wilkinson in 1994.

Twenty one years ago, Graeme Dingle and Jo-anne Wilkinson had a vision to improve New Zealand’s negative youth statistics. They have helped over 175,000* young Kiwis be more confident, find purpose and direction, and achieve success.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation‘s objective is to ‘transform young lives forever’. The charity aims to change the lives of 50,000 young New Zealanders every year by 2025.

We run school-based programmes for thousands of Kiwis aged between 5 and 18 – Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator and Project K along with MYND (an Auckland based programme for youth offenders). These initiatives aim to broaden horizons, offer opportunities and give young people the chance to achieve their potential to become the next generation of successful parents, leaders and business people.

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The Graeme Dingle Foundation is a Child and Youth Development Charity that is building a positive, vibrant and successful New Zealand by transforming young lives forever.

Our proven programmes are sequenced to create a positive vehicle for change for young people aged 5 to 18 years old. We focus on the needs of children and youth in their communities. This is what we call The Transformational Journey - a journey that creates positive change.

Our programmes are currently delivered to almost 25,000 young people in over 40 communities across New Zealand every year. Our vision is to ensure all young people are confident contributors to New Zealand life.

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This organisation page was created on 24 Mar 2009.

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