We work with young women, our Shift Coordinators, communities, and people in the wider ‘system’ to create a world where more young women are flourishing.

Below is Shift's Outcomes Model, which shows the impact Shift is having on the young women directly, their communities and at the systems-level.


Our 2019/20 evidence-based interventions (see below and our Annual Report) link to the outcomes model, helping us map out the work that we do, and build our strategy where we need to push harder.


e.g.Central Government, relevant Regional and National organisations


e.g. Shift Coordinators; youth workers; council; relevant local organisations


aged 12-20 in the Wellington region

YW1: Social
YW2: Physical Activity Participation
YW3: Co-Design Initiatives
YW4: Engaged
YW5: Self-Efficacy
YW6: Social Peer
YW7: Social Role Models Connectedness
YW8: Wellbeing Oriented
YW9: Leadership
C1: Wellbeing
C2: Co-design
C11: Practice
C12: Aspirational
S1: Agenda Setting
S8: Reflective Practices
S7: Sustainable Services / Infrastructure
C5: Implementing Knowledge
C3: Relationships
and Reciprocity
C4: Teamwork
C9: Wellbeing
C10: Innovating
S2: Partnerships
C6: Action Planning
C8: Engagement
C7: New Technologies
S3: Practice Changes
S6: Co-design
YW10: Youth Development
S4: Interest In Building Capability
S5: Enhanced Evidence-Base

2019 & 2020

To work towards a better future for young women,
over the past year, we:

DeliverED our core programmes

PrototypED new ideas with young women

Understood and shared our impact

Drove change in the ‘system’

BuilT a more sustainable


Case study one
Supported young women through a global pandemic

When Aotearoa New Zealand went into Level 4 lockdown, we quickly pivoted to fully digital interactions to maintain our strong relationships with kōhine / young women.

We supported young women online through:

  1. Instagram Live chats and interviews with young women and other youth organisations

  2. Online physical activities and challenges

  3. A weekly wellbeing-themed eNewsletter filled with creative content from young women (2,079 ‘opens’ over 6 weeks)

  4. Digital wellbeing workshops (37 participants over 4 weeks)

  5. Celebrating young people’s creativity and voice during Ara Taiohi’s Youth Week


“I wanted to thank you for all you have done for the young woman in New Zealand during this chaotic time.” - Avin

Outcomes: YW1, YW5, YW8, C3, C4, C7, C10

Download the full report to read more about the Shift Foundation's mahi and the impact we are having on improving wellbeing outcomes for young women