The FOR OUR KIDS concept has come out of the Community Taskforce on youth wellbeing, The taskforce is comprised members of The Whanganui Iwi, The Whanganui District Council, The Whanganui Youth Sector, Police, The Whanganui District Health Board and government agencies such as the Ministry of Education, Child Youth and Families Services and the Ministry of Social Development
FOR OUR KIDS would like to hear from Community Organisations, Schools, Sports clubs, interest groups and anyone who works with young people about how FOR OUR KIDS can support you by finding FOR OUR KIDS accredited volunteers to help you do what you do best
FOR OUR KIDS are currently seeking corporate support for this initiative. There are a number of ways that Whanganui Employers can get behind the FOR OUR KIDS initiative, by granting their employees regular time off work to volunteer in our community, by supporting FOR OUR KIDS events, and by becoming FOR OUR KIDS accredited
The Action Group is made up of Julie Herewini, Sheena Maru, Heather Cox (Council representative), Tess Petley, Lauren Tamehana, Jay Rerekura, and Greg Tichbon who are responsible to ensure that the vision is maintained, promoted and implemented.
If you or your workplace would like more information on how they can support this initiative, and be featured on this website, please refer to our contacts page.