Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Foundation Celebrates Young Graduates Achievements

For immediate release 26 August 2008

Foundation For Youth Development Celebrates Young Graduates Achievements

The Foundation for Youth Development will celebrate the achievements of nine special graduates from its flagship programme, Project K at the Project K Student Excellence Awards at Government House Auckland on September 18.

The awards, now in their eighth year will be officiated by Foundation for Youth Development Patron, Her Excellency Mrs Susan Satyanand, and will be an opportunity to reward the graduates who have demonstrated the philosophy and values of Project K and excelled in the programme.

Project K aims to maximise the potential of Year 10 students (4th form) through a 14 month programme that involves a Wilderness Adventure, Community Challenge and 12 months of mentoring. Participants are specifically selected for a sought after place on the programme based on their realised, yet untapped potential for excellence.

Emily Kay an award recipient from Project K Waikato says: “It (Project K) has been a life changing experience, giving me the opportunity to break out of my shell and become more confident and out-going in everything I do.”

As part of the Project K Student Excellence Awards the nine Graduates, accompanied by their caregivers and Project K mentors, will be treated to a challenging and action packed filled day before attending the official ceremony in the evening.

For more information on the Foundation for Youth Development and its programmes: Project K, Stars and Kiwi Can. please visit

- Ends -

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Kakī: World’s Rarest Wading Bird Released In Mackenzie Basin

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the birds will add to the 60 released into the Tasman valley earlier this month, significantly boosting the wild population. More>>


IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>


NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland