BASE South Dunedin youth one year report

We proud to support the work being done as part of BASE.

Here are the highlights from the initiatives first year:

Words in boxes, summarising the achievements of Base in its first year


  • 6 teen parents supported to stay in education
  • Multi Agency Group established to reduce alcohol and drug use
  • Malcam Trust Wilkie Rd mural
  • IT Trade Expo for Social Service Providers
  • Stay Healthy Stay Safe Police presentation to 275 young people aged 16-18
  • BASE Camp 51 young jobseekers participated in a program to get physically fit and work ready.
  • BASE facebook page
  • Think Differently Fund Supported Disabled Persons Assembly to secure funding for 3 workshops in 2015 to promote positive social change for people with disabilities.
  • SUBMITTED on the DCC’s Local Alcohol Plan Gathering support for a Youth Employment Hub to be established in South Dunedin.
  • 22 young job seekers to attend Balclutha’s Ready, Steady, Work program
  • Gathering support for a Youth Employment Hub to be established in South Dunedin
  • Workshop on supporting Young People leaving Care and Protection
  • Social workers supporting 17 FAMILIES to keep kids in education
  • 20 articles in our monthly column Bringing up Teens in The STAR ★
  • Supported development of Just One Punch A teaching resource for NZ Police to reduce alcohol related violence.
  • Working with Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence to gain funding for a community ANTI-BULLYING PROJECT
  • BASE website
  • Inter-agency collaboration for smoother transition from Youth Justice to Probation
  • 11 volunteers training as MAORI WARDENS to support Whanau and Rangitahi
  • 11 participants and 12 volunteer coaches in the Aspire Program: After school program for Year 8 students. Mentoring, tutoring and experiencing a range of opportunities at Otago University
  • Southern PHO ran 3 Alcohol Risk Reduction Workshops attended by over 50 professionals who work with young people
  • 5 government agencies working to-gether with local organisations to help young people aged 12-18:
    • stay in school
    • reduce alcohol & drug use
    • reduce offending
    • move into work or further training
  • Extended Wrap-AROUND service for Youth leaving ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION

See their full report below: