The problem is right here in our backyard

New Zealand has one of the highest suicide rates among young people in the western world. It is estimated that one out of four young people are victims of abuse. Bullying is rife in schools and on the increase, especially in the area of text and cyber bullying.
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Why New Zealand needs the Young New Zealanders Foundation

New Zealand has one of the highest suicide rates among young people in the western world.

It is estimated that one out of four young people are victims of abuse.


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What does the Foundation do

We are a Charitable Trust, established in 1997, dedicated to helping young Kiwis by developing and distributing highly effective resources. These empower kids to make the right choices, encourage them to achieve and equip them with coping tools and strategies.
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What people are saying

“5 years ago our son was on the streets, doing drugs and failing school. He went through Gemstones and what a change. He is now a successful law student at one of New Zealand’s top universities. Gemstones saved our son.”

Mum & Dad, Hamilton
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What people are saying

“If I were the Minister of Education, for emerging adolescents, Gemstones would be a compulsory platform in every intermediate and middle school in the country.”

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Young New Zealanders Foundation ...

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    Mission &
    Services

    Helping Young New Zealanders achieve their highest potential for themselves as well as the country.

    How To Support Us

    Our work for young New Zealanders depends almost entirely on donations from caring members of our society.

    Our Programmes

    The Foundation has funded and supplied educational resources to schools throughout New Zealand