Well continuing with the theme I have been using for the last few days, I am going to introduce another of the New Zealand charitable organisations that I support and with this business intend to support even more.
At this stage because I am time constrained with a JOB I can not spend my time actually volunteering so I assist financially. In future I would love to be able to get my hands dirty with the charitable organisation I am supporting. This is one where I could really help out. It is called The Young New Zealanders Foundation and is responsible for arranging programmes in schools to help children with self-Esteem.
On the resources page of the website this is what it explains thy do.
Under the umbrella of the Valuing Life vision, the Young New Zealanders Foundation has a range of resources and strategies for enhancing individual resilience in young people. Some of the questions central to our thinking are: What contributes to a healthy, successful life in contemporary society?
- How can we build resiliency in young people?
- What protective features make it less likely a young person will stray off the path, self-harm, or commit suicide?
- How can we foster a sense of purpose, direction, and vision?
- What “developmental assets” or “building blocks of healthy development” can incorporated into our resources?
The Young New Zealanders Foundation believes that all of the resources described below engage young people in all five sections of the Valuing Life model.
This foundation has put together resources for parents and schools ranging from pre-school programme called Amazing Me, through to youth getting ready for employment called Career Passport to success. The programme that got me involved originally was the Gemstone Programme which is aimed at the 11-14 age-group and is worked around the Values Curriculum part of New Zealand Curriculum. The description of this programme is A resource for schools, aimed at young people from ages 11 to 14 years old. Gemstones offers students the opportunity to explore and reflect on family relationships, choices, self-management, bullying, resisting drugs and alcohol, and appreciating and valuing life. It gives students the opportunity to set personal goals and change their attitudes to life. Gemstones aligns with the schools’ Values Curriculum.
This really got my interest up so I have been supporting them for a few years now.
I support anything which teaches people to be positive and that there is something out there for everyone. That is why I love the IPAS2 System and the Empower Network.
The learnings available through both these programmes are amazing and they will help anyone already in marketing with skills and techniques to help their whole team.
Come and join me and check this wonderful programme.