ABOUT

The Shift Foundation is a Charitable Trust that works in partnership with other awesome organisations (see below) to improve the wellbeing of young women aged 12 – 20 years. We do this by:

INCREASING AWARENESS

of wellbeing through education and role modelling

REDUCING
 BARRIERS

to participation by providing fun, social, low cost physical activity and sport opportunities 

EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN

by inspiring and growing leaders to create change in their own communities.

Our Approach

We co-design wellbeing solutions with young women to better understand their needs in an ever-changing environment. We seek and hear feedback, and embrace constant iteration and meaningful engagement. We are accessible, agile, and strongly believe in building whanaungatanga. We experiment, collaborate and have fun! We work in the worlds of wellbeing science, physical activity, social entrepreneurship and design.

Our Values

  • Co-design - plan and deliver with young women

  • Empowerment - support young women to find and lead their own solutions to wellbeing issues 

  • Inclusive & Accessible - we actively work with young women who identify with a diverse range of communities

  • ​Holistic - encompassing the mind, body, spirit

  • Collaboration - work in partnership with others who share similar values

  • Safety/wellbeing - of young women and ourselves

  • FUN - at every step of the way

OUR PARTNERS

Ignite Sport delivers the Shift programme in Lower Hutt. Ignite Sport is a volunteer-based youth development organisation which uses sport and recreation to encourage young people to consider character, values, balance and heart.

The Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust (UHCYT) delivers the Shift programme in Upper Hutt. UHCYT creates healthy spaces and experiences to help young people discover their worth, see new possibilities for their future, and contribute positively to the community.

Wellington City Council was the incubator for Shift since its inception in 2016 and continues to deliver the Shift programme in Wellington city.

KYS (Kapiti Youth Support) delivers the Shift programme in Kapiti. KYS is a Youth One Stop Shop committed to providing the most effective services to meet the health and wellbeing needs of Kapiti youth. We’re passionate about providing services which truly make a difference and that means not only working closely with youth but also with families and the community.

Masterton, Caterton and South Wairarapa District Council's work collaboratively alongside The Shift Foundation to deliver Shift in the Wairarapa. There are each the territorial authorities for differnt communities in the Wairarapa area.

FUNDED BY

We work with amazing people and organisations that genuinely care about what we’re trying to achieve and are committed to helping us achieve it. If you want to make a positive impact in young women's lives and aren't afraid to try new things, we'd love to hear from you.