For over 20 years we have worked to help children, young people and families to flourish. We are now recognized as one of New Zealand’s leading agencies of social enterprise and innovation. Since 1991, Great Potentials has created the Family Service Centre model; introduced HIPPY- Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters – and established it in 36 communities; it has introduced MATES – Mentoring and Tutoring Education Scheme; and it has successfully advocated for the introduction of Family Start, now in 32 communities.
Our vision is well-nurtured children within well functioning families, contributing to safe communities and a prosperous nation.
Our principles are to be solution focussed, working for positive change and acting early and cost-effectively to prevent later high cost negative spending resulting from educational failure, violence and crime.
Our mission is to work for and with children, young people and families to:
- Relieve suffering
- Release potential
- Reduce disparities in NZ society
- Reduce crime and violence
- Break the cycle of disadvantage
- Promote family functioning.
Great Potentials works at critical points of transition:
- transition into parenthood
- transition into primary school (HIPPY)
- transition from intermediate to secondary school (MATES Junior)
- transition from secondary school to tertiary education (MATES Senior).
CallPlus Charity Golf Day
An enjoyable day was had by all those who participated in our annual fundraising Golf Day on Thursday 31st October 2013 at Titirangi Golf Course. This year we raised over $20,000 for our MATES Junior programme – a fantastic result.
Congratulations to Callagher & Co. on winning the tournament and the Carter’s Cup, with special thanks to John Carter for donating the Carters Cup to the winners to keep this year.
Heartfelt thanks to our event sponsor CallPlus, whose support not only ensured the tournament went ahead, but also ensured everyone had a fantastic day. Nine CallPlus teams played in the event, helping us reach a record of 26 teams playing in the tournament.
Click here for the tournament results.
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
Great Potentials’ Annual Report 2011-2012 is now available. Click here to read the report and learn more about the Foundation’s activities over the last period.
For a copy of the printed report, please contact us.