WHAT WE DO AND WHY
Winder Foundation works in partnership with youth, their families, schools and communities, with a special focus on boys. We aim to get to the heart of emotional, behavioral, social or educational issues, equipping boys with tools for self-empowerment, self-discovery and self-direction. Our children are the seeds of our future. We view the most promising and sustainable solution to the great hurdles in our society to be new approaches to child-centered learning, leadership and life skills.
We work to support young men, aged from seven upwards, to become strong, healthy and fit in mind, body and spirit – preparing them for adulthood, parenthood, leadership and life.
They build strength, harmony and peace within their family and wider social circles by participating in a broad range of practical processes and innovative practices.
We work with people of all cultures and walks of life as they develop good relationships and realize their full potential.
Those who can benefit include:
- Boys who are often labeled ‘at risk’ but whom we prefer to see as ‘at promise’ – for all can learn to turn difficult or ‘at risk’ situations into new stories – transforming their attitude to serious social, emotional, behavioral and educational challenges and finding new solutions for themselves.
- Families who seek to strengthen their relationships and build family harmony.
- Wider social circles of extended families, educators, family agencies and government groups who are inspiring young people to make new and better choices.
We have designed in-depth and practical programs, resources, events and mentoring services with the aim of sharing insights, practices and stories with New Zealand and the global community.
Programs range from one-day to one-year and are tailored to respond to the needs of each situation.