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

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-30 18:43:18 +1300
    James
    2018-09-30 17:47:33 +1300

    "From No Class ❤️ Oi Oi "

    Brent Williams
    2018-09-30 13:06:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-30 11:27:27 +1300
    Twylla Martinique Stiles
    2018-09-29 18:56:48 +1200
    Tori Spence
    2018-09-29 17:24:59 +1200
    Leisha Jones
    2018-09-29 16:34:55 +1200
    L
    2018-09-29 16:30:53 +1200
    Liesl New
    2018-09-29 13:48:18 +1200

    "Great vision, wonderful work, warm heart. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-29 13:38:57 +1200
    Kathryn Smiley
    2018-09-29 13:17:30 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-29 11:58:10 +1200
    Mandy Clough
    2018-09-29 09:25:14 +1200

    "Kia ora, this pledge is from Coco's Cantina. Love your work :-) xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-29 08:56:15 +1200
    Jillian Penn
    2018-09-29 08:42:26 +1200

    "Love what you’re doing - best wishes x"

    Nicole Thomson
    2018-09-29 08:38:15 +1200

    "We love what you do. Love Sam and I x"

    Jo
    2018-09-29 08:23:01 +1200

    "Love your mahi!"

    Kayleigh Mary
    2018-09-29 07:59:26 +1200

    "It’s time ! X "

    Felicity Lydia Donaldson
    2018-09-29 07:28:04 +1200

    "Xx"

    Stuart Phillips
    2018-09-29 07:22:44 +1200
    Anna Egan-Reid
    2018-09-29 06:47:54 +1200
    Jenna Claire
    2018-09-29 02:25:27 +1200

    "Much love to your goal and future accomplishments! I've enjoyed watching your journey and will continue to be a supporter xx"

    Dee Kemp-Towns
    2018-09-28 23:38:41 +1200

    "Lol Kristina .... told u I wanted a Tee .... now I've got one. Arohanui from Dee xo"

    mark brooke
    2018-09-28 22:52:39 +1200
    Sylvie
    2018-09-28 22:20:41 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-28 22:03:59 +1200
    Ronan McCarthy
    2018-09-28 21:56:10 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-28 21:49:50 +1200
    Sara Brake
    2018-09-28 21:31:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-28 21:23:59 +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

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-30 18:43:18 +1300
      James
      2018-09-30 17:47:33 +1300

      "From No Class ❤️ Oi Oi "

      Brent Williams
      2018-09-30 13:06:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-30 11:27:27 +1300
      Twylla Martinique Stiles
      2018-09-29 18:56:48 +1200
      Tori Spence
      2018-09-29 17:24:59 +1200
      Leisha Jones
      2018-09-29 16:34:55 +1200
      L
      2018-09-29 16:30:53 +1200
      Liesl New
      2018-09-29 13:48:18 +1200

      "Great vision, wonderful work, warm heart. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-29 13:38:57 +1200
      Kathryn Smiley
      2018-09-29 13:17:30 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-29 11:58:10 +1200
      Mandy Clough
      2018-09-29 09:25:14 +1200

      "Kia ora, this pledge is from Coco's Cantina. Love your work :-) xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-29 08:56:15 +1200
      Jillian Penn
      2018-09-29 08:42:26 +1200

      "Love what you’re doing - best wishes x"

      Nicole Thomson
      2018-09-29 08:38:15 +1200

      "We love what you do. Love Sam and I x"

      Jo
      2018-09-29 08:23:01 +1200

      "Love your mahi!"

      Kayleigh Mary
      2018-09-29 07:59:26 +1200

      "It’s time ! X "

      Felicity Lydia Donaldson
      2018-09-29 07:28:04 +1200

      "Xx"

      Stuart Phillips
      2018-09-29 07:22:44 +1200
      Anna Egan-Reid
      2018-09-29 06:47:54 +1200
      Jenna Claire
      2018-09-29 02:25:27 +1200

      "Much love to your goal and future accomplishments! I've enjoyed watching your journey and will continue to be a supporter xx"

      Dee Kemp-Towns
      2018-09-28 23:38:41 +1200

      "Lol Kristina .... told u I wanted a Tee .... now I've got one. Arohanui from Dee xo"

      mark brooke
      2018-09-28 22:52:39 +1200
      Sylvie
      2018-09-28 22:20:41 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-28 22:03:59 +1200
      Ronan McCarthy
      2018-09-28 21:56:10 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-28 21:49:50 +1200
      Sara Brake
      2018-09-28 21:31:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-28 21:23:59 +1200

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