Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough delivers proven programmes that bring positive change to lives of local young people ❤
Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough’s mission is to deliver programmes that are proven to bring positive changes to the lives of young people at the top of the south.
Presently we have four transformational programmes in Marlborough:
* Kiwi Can: our energy-packed, primary school programme, teaching positive relationships, values of respect, integrity and resilience, and developing the soft skills needed for our communities and workplaces of the future.
* Stars: which pairs incoming Year 9 students at Marlborough Girls’ College with senior students, via a proven peer mentoring programme (which includes an adventure camp and a community project). Stars offer proactive measures to support enhanced resilience, mental health and wellbeing of students.
* Career Navigator: our unique mentoring programme helping our secondary school students find appropriate career pathways, and developing strong connections between our young people and industries.
* Career Navigator Community: a pilot programme for 16-25 year old Marlburians, not currently in work or training – but keen to be!
Today’s fast-paced technological change impacts on many levels within society; from education to employment, from communication to recreation. Our children need to learn skills and strategies to develop into resilient people who can cope and thrive amongst this ongoing evolution and disruption. They need to learn how to work together, understand other perspectives, collaborate for mutual success, and how to bounce back from setbacks.
Our programmes support the development of these skills and values, so our youth are able to overcome the challenges they will inevitably face in life. We want every Marlborough child to know what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.
“Empowering kids to overcome life’s obstacles”
Graeme Dingle Foundation programmes equip our young people for the future by developing self-belief, resilience, integrity and the strategies to build strong relationships - making a real difference in their lives and the Marlborough of tomorrow!