Kia ora Discovery whānau and friends.
It is with sadness that we announce Discovery Foundation Inc has begun the process of closing. Having been in operation for almost 30 years, we have made an immense difference in the lives of many New Zealanders, and people world-wide. The Discovery Foundation has had its struggles over the years and pulled through many challenging situations, unfortunately for us (and many charities), the uncertainty of Covid and its economic effect is one challenge too far.
As a board, we have a responsibility to run the business in financially sustainable way. Having held no Discovery for Teens for over a year, and only a few Discovery for Kids programmes, we will shortly be unable to keep paying the bills, so we have chosen to close whilst we can do so without owing any money to anyone and maintain our integrity.
I know this is something many of you will be saddened to hear, but please take solace in knowing that Discovery lives on in all of us. Remember, Discovery is not about a bunch of flipcharts on a wall, Discovery is the actions we take in the world. Who you are makes a difference – let’s keep being the leaders and change makers – and then Discovery lives on.
As one door closes, another door opens
Other places you can go...
- Green Supercamp Australia - https://www.greensupercamp.com.au/nz/
This programme is most like Discovery for teens (Supercamp USA is Discovery’s grandparent). Green Supercamp Australia have had quite a large NZ contingent travelling over for each of their courses. If you are looking to make a great investment in your teen, this is the place to go!
Life Skill Courses for 13yrs and up.
- Free Parent Helpline - 0800 568 856
A free Parent Helpline that provides compassionate, friendly, non-judgemental support and advice on all parenting issues
- Mentoring programmes - https://www.youthmentoring.org.nz/mentoring_programs/index.cfm
A good list of the many different youth mentoring partnerships available
- Blue Light Life Skills and Leadership Programmes - https://bluelight.co.nz/blue-light-programmes.html
Blue Light is a registered charity that works in partnership with NZ Police.
“What I had learned from this one week course have given me a new direction and perspective towards life.”
“The course has completely changed my outlook on life and has made a massive impact on others around me as well ”
“I had the most amazing and life changing experiences at camp”
“Truly one of the best weeks of my life, having learnt things they don’t teach at school and doing things I never would have dreamed I would do”
Who are we?
The Discovery Foundation has been providing young New Zealanders skills, tools and strategies to get the best out of life since we first started in 1990. We welcome Kiwi’s from all walks of life and are proud to be unbiased in every way possible.
What happens at Discovery?
Discovery encourages activity-based experiences and interactions, from engaging team building exercises to refining academic study skills (Memory, Speed Reading, Learning Styles). We also hold informative parent/caregiver workshops to help you support your child in the long run.
Discovery’s programmes are delivered with a focus on life changing learning, friendships and fun!
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The Discovery Office
The Discovery Office is open from 9am - 2:30pm Monday to Friday
Postal: c/o 6/89 Hobsonville Point Road, Hobsonville, Auckland 0616
Physical: Level 1, 12-16 High Street, Otahuhu, Auckland