Who is Kiwi Next Generation for?

If you're aged between 16 -19 and are looking for additional support to complete your NCEA qualifications this programme is for you.

Why is there a need?

Unfortunately in New Zealand today not everyone has the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. For some young people, family and personal circumstances create significant barriers to them pursuing education. Some need relief from daily challenges so they can engage and learn, while others need a more holistic approach of care provided by a mentor who can offer hope and practical support.

What is it about?

Kiwi Next Generation is a free two-year initiative wrapping additional support around the Youth Guarantee curriculum for more than 700 young people, running through 2016 and 2017.

This is an initiative developed in collaboration between The Warehouse Group, The Salvation Army and Variety – the Children’s Charity to support youth who are moving from being a NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) into education and training.

Kiwi Next Generation is made up of core education, youth mentoring and related support components to enable young people to succeed in their education. Youth mentors will work with the 16-19 year olds identifying, and working through potential threats in their lives that could result in them falling back in to NEET status.

In addition to the 40 weeks of education provided by trained educators, Kiwi Next Generation students will benefit from:

  • Personalised mentoring and support to identify and address family and personal learning barriers
  • Group-based activities to build confidence, strengthen relationships, and support learning
  • Practical support in the form of care packs, incentives and more substantial rewards to recognise and motivate success
  • Celebrations for those successfully completing their Youth Guarantee programme
  • Goal setting and mentoring support for those continuing on to a second year of learning.

Where is it offered?

Kiwi Next Generation is delivered at The Salvation Army Education and Employment training centres in Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Whakatane, Fielding, Carterton, Christchurch, Ashburton, Oamaru and Dunedin.

When is it running?

The programme runs through 2016 and 2017. Enrolments are accepted into Education & Employment programmes at the start of each term (where space is available) until February 2017.

How do I enrol?

Enrol by contacting your local Salvation Army Education and Employment centre or phone 0800 437 587

To download the Kiwi Next Generation flyer click here.

To download the Kiwi Next Generation poster click here.