What We Do
The Prince’s Trust New Zealand’s mission is to activate young New Zealanders as the workers, designers and creators of a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.
Through partnerships, programme delivery and research, the Prince’s Trust New Zealand’s activities will strengthen the ecosystem that supports the wellbeing of young people in Aotearoa.
The Prince’s Trust’s initiatives will accelerate young New Zealanders’ agency as drivers and changemakers in our economy, communities and environment.
Achieve is an experiential learning programme designed for 14 and 15-year-old learners who are in unique education environments. Achieve is well-established in the United Kingdom where The Prince’s Trust partners with over 500 schools and centres to work with nearly 10,000 young people aged 11-19 per year. We see The Prince’s Trust New Zealand’s Achieve programme providing teaching and learning that is both valued in its own right, and also a stepping stone towards NCEA Level One for those young people currently leaving school without a qualification.
We are in an exciting development and adaptation phase of Achieve in New Zealand. Young learners from the Canterbury region have already generously contributed their time and feedback in participatory workshops. We will continue to synthesise the data gathered from conversations with young people, employers, teachers and education providers to design a programme that will be piloted in Aotearoa this year.
Enterprise focuses on nurturing and activating the entrepreneurial skills of 18 – 29-year-old New Zealanders who are facing barriers in bringing their ideas to life. Cultivating economic empowerment through self-employment is an inspiring and immersive learning experience, giving power to the young person and contributing to the local and wider economy. Over the next 12 months we are adapting The Prince’s Trust United Kingdom Enterprise programme from the United Kingdom, to complement the unique landscape in Aotearoa. This process will be focus on co-creation of resources with young people, recruiting mentors and piloting a 4-day workshops with delivery partners throughout the country.
We are currently looking for mentors from all backgrounds and localities! Join us on the journey and get in touch here!