ATAWHAI - Empowering youth to transform their own lives

By The Kindness Institute

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ATAWHAI - Empowering Youth To Transform Their Own Lives

Project 2018-08-09 14:36:04 +1200

 

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WE’RE TRYING SOLVE?

 

New Zealand has the highest teen suicide rate in the developed world and nearly 80% of Kiwis will suffer from a mental health condition throughout our lives.  

 

WHAT’S OUR SOLUTION?

 

The Kindness Institute works to change that problem with stress management, mindfulness & yoga based programs for marginalised young people. We work with rangatahi  in schools, those who’ve been kicked out of school and with criminal and sometimes anti-social behaviors.

We support individuals, organisations, workplaces & schools to overcome anxiety, fear and stress, and to integrate mindfulness in a busy life.  

 

WHO ARE WE?

The Kindness Institute is a social enterprise and registered charity, with donations for programs funding work with marginalised youth so that everyone can participate in mindfulness & yoga. We work with youth in high school, primary school, youth who've been excluded from school and women in prison.

Founded and lead by Kristina Cavit, who was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to youth and community, The Kindness Insitute also calls upon numerous amazing volunteers who generously give their time and skills to make everything hum. 

 

WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR:

In our ATAWHAI (kindness) youth program, 100% of the rangatahi (youth) reported a reduction in stress. Rangatahi also report that the program has helped them to forgive others, improve their focus, communication, confidence, kindness, conflict resolution skills and their relationships with whanau, friends and the wider community.

Through our training the trainer model, youth teach mindfulness, yoga & stress management to their community. This has seen our work having a much wider impact and now in our third year, we look forward to growing our program.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1.     CONTRIBUTE with a simple donation or pledge for a specific reward. Easy! That money then goes directly towards the running of the ATAWHAI program. You will be directly helping our rangatahi learn skills to transform their own lives.

2.     SHARE with one and all! Your voice is louder than you think, please share our campaign, any updates, videos or posts with everyone and anyone, it takes a village!

WHAT YOUR PLEDGE GOES TOWARDS: 

·      $7,000 goes towards paying our amazing youth mentors for our intensive ATAWHAI program, which runs for most of the year. Without them we cannot create deep connections with our rangatahi and the organisational elements are not possible.

·      $7,000 will pay our awesome youth development worker to support our rangatahi throughout the year. This is a priceless resource for us as the whole programme revolves around our rangatahi and to have this qualified person on-hand is crucial to their development and success in making progress.

·      $6,000 will be a crucial allocation that goes towards resources and running costs including, kai, petrol to get our rangatahi to and from course sessions, venue costs and various educational resources. All of these things are necessary for the programme to run smoothly. 

 

PLEDGE REWARDS: 

Terrace Downs Resort

Cavit&Co Bed Linen

Zora Bell Boyd 'Ruby' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Ruby' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Mother and Child' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Mother and Child' Ring

 Zora Bell Boyd 'Luna Phoenix' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Luna Phoenix' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Monkey Business' Pendant

Zora Bell Boyd 'Twig Shield' Pendant

Zora Bell Boyd 'Fern Shield' Pendant

Zora Bell Boyd 'Twig' Ring

 Yoga Ground

Zoe and Morgan ‘You Are My Sunshine’ Necklace

Limited Edition Handmade Flower Bud Vase

Tee Shirt 

Kombucha

Eco Store Gift Pack

 

Hero Sandwich House

Hero Sandwich House

Toothcrush Toothbrush Subscription

Toothcrush Toothbrush Subscription

Downtime Dice

Comments

Updates 2

"World famous" t-shirt pledgers

17/10/2018 at 9:06 PM

Kia ora to our awesome "world famous" t-shirt pledgers

Please check your email inboxes (and spam folders!).  We need your t-shirt size details.

Please click on the survey link in the email from us to fill out your sizing and delivery details.

Arohanui

The Kindness Institute team 

Thank you!

01/10/2018 at 9:47 PM

Kia ora,

THANK YOU! Thanks to you, we not only reached our $20k pledgeme target for our ATAWHAI youth program but exceeded it! We raised a total of $21,875! We couldn't have done this without your kindness and support.

We're working hard on processing all the amazing pledges. We’ll be in touch in the next 2 weeks with a time-frame on prizes and to confirm delivery addresses etc.

Thank you for directly helping our rangatahi learn skills to transform their own lives. 

Arohanui,

Kristina Cavit & The Kindness Institute whanau xx

    Pledgers 224

    Bernadette
    2018-09-28 11:29:24 +1200

    "Love your work!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-28 11:23:27 +1200
    Hannah Priestley
    2018-09-28 10:29:55 +1200

    "Aroha nui"

    Sophia Egan-Reid
    2018-09-28 09:57:42 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-28 09:53:50 +1200
    Caroline Novak
    2018-09-28 09:47:11 +1200
    Kylie Bailey
    2018-09-28 09:35:34 +1200

    "Thank you for your amazing mahi!"

    Bella Macdonald
    2018-09-28 09:23:44 +1200
    Poppy Holmberg
    2018-09-28 09:15:01 +1200

    "I absolutely love what you do it is also a passion of mine and if I can help in anyway I will. So proud of what you guys are doing - our young people are awesome and we need to help them stop hurting!"

    Vicki Johns
    2018-09-28 09:07:32 +1200
    Vicki Johns
    2018-09-28 09:05:20 +1200
    Gina Mitchell
    2018-09-28 09:00:29 +1200
    Vicki Johns
    2018-09-28 09:00:22 +1200
    Ashley Stinson
    2018-09-28 08:31:38 +1200
    Jessica Mentis
    2018-09-28 08:20:29 +1200
    Kristine Crabb
    2018-09-28 07:55:09 +1200

    "Love your work.. keep it up!"

    Tylee Hudson
    2018-09-28 07:34:02 +1200
    Rachel Neal
    2018-09-28 06:59:23 +1200

    "Such an important cause."

    Esther
    2018-09-28 06:52:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-28 06:51:20 +1200
    Hilary Pearson
    2018-09-28 05:51:56 +1200
    Sadie Laurenti Whitley
    2018-09-28 02:05:26 +1200

    "I am so proud of you and your team, you're an inspiration to me as I work towards helping youth in America, one youth at a time. I will be honored to wear your tshirt (L)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-28 00:04:33 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-27 23:57:29 +1200
    Kate
    2018-09-27 23:16:47 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-27 23:11:16 +1200
    Sarah Gray
    2018-09-27 23:10:06 +1200
    Charlotte Bowe
    2018-09-27 22:57:16 +1200

    "Keep up the great mahi team! Doing NZ proud!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-27 22:48:33 +1200
    Lee-Ann Crawford
    2018-09-27 22:46:39 +1200

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    ATAWHAI - Empowering Youth To Transform Their Own Lives

    Project 2018-08-09 14:36:04 +1200

     

    WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WE’RE TRYING SOLVE?

     

    New Zealand has the highest teen suicide rate in the developed world and nearly 80% of Kiwis will suffer from a mental health condition throughout our lives.  

     

    WHAT’S OUR SOLUTION?

     

    The Kindness Institute works to change that problem with stress management, mindfulness & yoga based programs for marginalised young people. We work with rangatahi  in schools, those who’ve been kicked out of school and with criminal and sometimes anti-social behaviors.

    We support individuals, organisations, workplaces & schools to overcome anxiety, fear and stress, and to integrate mindfulness in a busy life.  

     

    WHO ARE WE?

    The Kindness Institute is a social enterprise and registered charity, with donations for programs funding work with marginalised youth so that everyone can participate in mindfulness & yoga. We work with youth in high school, primary school, youth who've been excluded from school and women in prison.

    Founded and lead by Kristina Cavit, who was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to youth and community, The Kindness Insitute also calls upon numerous amazing volunteers who generously give their time and skills to make everything hum. 

     

    WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR:

    In our ATAWHAI (kindness) youth program, 100% of the rangatahi (youth) reported a reduction in stress. Rangatahi also report that the program has helped them to forgive others, improve their focus, communication, confidence, kindness, conflict resolution skills and their relationships with whanau, friends and the wider community.

    Through our training the trainer model, youth teach mindfulness, yoga & stress management to their community. This has seen our work having a much wider impact and now in our third year, we look forward to growing our program.

     

    HOW YOU CAN HELP:

    1.     CONTRIBUTE with a simple donation or pledge for a specific reward. Easy! That money then goes directly towards the running of the ATAWHAI program. You will be directly helping our rangatahi learn skills to transform their own lives.

    2.     SHARE with one and all! Your voice is louder than you think, please share our campaign, any updates, videos or posts with everyone and anyone, it takes a village!

    WHAT YOUR PLEDGE GOES TOWARDS: 

    ·      $7,000 goes towards paying our amazing youth mentors for our intensive ATAWHAI program, which runs for most of the year. Without them we cannot create deep connections with our rangatahi and the organisational elements are not possible.

    ·      $7,000 will pay our awesome youth development worker to support our rangatahi throughout the year. This is a priceless resource for us as the whole programme revolves around our rangatahi and to have this qualified person on-hand is crucial to their development and success in making progress.

    ·      $6,000 will be a crucial allocation that goes towards resources and running costs including, kai, petrol to get our rangatahi to and from course sessions, venue costs and various educational resources. All of these things are necessary for the programme to run smoothly. 

     

    PLEDGE REWARDS: 

    Terrace Downs Resort

    Cavit&Co Bed Linen

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Ruby' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Ruby' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Mother and Child' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Mother and Child' Ring

     Zora Bell Boyd 'Luna Phoenix' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Luna Phoenix' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Monkey Business' Pendant

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Twig Shield' Pendant

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Fern Shield' Pendant

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Twig' Ring

     Yoga Ground

    Zoe and Morgan ‘You Are My Sunshine’ Necklace

    Limited Edition Handmade Flower Bud Vase

    Tee Shirt 

    Kombucha

    Eco Store Gift Pack

     

    Hero Sandwich House

    Hero Sandwich House

    Toothcrush Toothbrush Subscription

    Toothcrush Toothbrush Subscription

    Downtime Dice

    Comments

    "World famous" t-shirt pledgers

    17/10/2018 at 9:06 PM

    Kia ora to our awesome "world famous" t-shirt pledgers

    Please check your email inboxes (and spam folders!).  We need your t-shirt size details.

    Please click on the survey link in the email from us to fill out your sizing and delivery details.

    Arohanui

    The Kindness Institute team 

    Thank you!

    01/10/2018 at 9:47 PM

    Kia ora,

    THANK YOU! Thanks to you, we not only reached our $20k pledgeme target for our ATAWHAI youth program but exceeded it! We raised a total of $21,875! We couldn't have done this without your kindness and support.

    We're working hard on processing all the amazing pledges. We’ll be in touch in the next 2 weeks with a time-frame on prizes and to confirm delivery addresses etc.

    Thank you for directly helping our rangatahi learn skills to transform their own lives. 

    Arohanui,

    Kristina Cavit & The Kindness Institute whanau xx

      Bernadette
      2018-09-28 11:29:24 +1200

      "Love your work!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-28 11:23:27 +1200
      Hannah Priestley
      2018-09-28 10:29:55 +1200

      "Aroha nui"

      Sophia Egan-Reid
      2018-09-28 09:57:42 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-28 09:53:50 +1200
      Caroline Novak
      2018-09-28 09:47:11 +1200
      Kylie Bailey
      2018-09-28 09:35:34 +1200

      "Thank you for your amazing mahi!"

      Bella Macdonald
      2018-09-28 09:23:44 +1200
      Poppy Holmberg
      2018-09-28 09:15:01 +1200

      "I absolutely love what you do it is also a passion of mine and if I can help in anyway I will. So proud of what you guys are doing - our young people are awesome and we need to help them stop hurting!"

      Vicki Johns
      2018-09-28 09:07:32 +1200
      Vicki Johns
      2018-09-28 09:05:20 +1200
      Gina Mitchell
      2018-09-28 09:00:29 +1200
      Vicki Johns
      2018-09-28 09:00:22 +1200
      Ashley Stinson
      2018-09-28 08:31:38 +1200
      Jessica Mentis
      2018-09-28 08:20:29 +1200
      Kristine Crabb
      2018-09-28 07:55:09 +1200

      "Love your work.. keep it up!"

      Tylee Hudson
      2018-09-28 07:34:02 +1200
      Rachel Neal
      2018-09-28 06:59:23 +1200

      "Such an important cause."

      Esther
      2018-09-28 06:52:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-28 06:51:20 +1200
      Hilary Pearson
      2018-09-28 05:51:56 +1200
      Sadie Laurenti Whitley
      2018-09-28 02:05:26 +1200

      "I am so proud of you and your team, you're an inspiration to me as I work towards helping youth in America, one youth at a time. I will be honored to wear your tshirt (L)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-28 00:04:33 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-27 23:57:29 +1200
      Kate
      2018-09-27 23:16:47 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-27 23:11:16 +1200
      Sarah Gray
      2018-09-27 23:10:06 +1200
      Charlotte Bowe
      2018-09-27 22:57:16 +1200

      "Keep up the great mahi team! Doing NZ proud!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-27 22:48:33 +1200
      Lee-Ann Crawford
      2018-09-27 22:46:39 +1200

      Followers of ATAWHAI - Empowering youth to transform their own lives

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 30/09/2018 at 9:00 PM.