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Welcome to the first Shift eNews update for 2018! We hope you had a wonderful summer break with friends and whānau.

January is streaming by with our awesome Shift Coordinators in the midst of the Just Shift It holiday programme across the Wellington region; and The Shift Foundation board are getting their heads around a whole heap of changes with a newly created National Shift Manager role and an exciting new partner coming on board in February.

Massive shout out to our supporters for 2018 - Sport Wellington, Compass Health and the Ministry of Youth Development; and to our delivery partners Ignite Sport, Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust, Porirua City Council and Wellington City Council. We couldn't do this work without you!

We hope you enjoy this update which includes:
  • links to our 'Shift the Trend' case study
  • Introduction to our new Wellington City Shift Coordinator
  • Invitation to register your interest to the first 'Shift the Trend' workshop in March
  • Info on how you can bring some Shiftiness to your community
Enjoy the summer and please feel free to share this update and help us spread the insights we are gathering on different approaches to improving the wellbeing of young women!

The Shift crew xxx

We are super proud to launch Shift the Trend, a case study on initiatives in Wellington that are getting young women moving. We undertook this research to better understand the impact that doing things differently is having on improving young women's wellbeing.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our partners and the other amazing staff from a number of organisations who contributed to this case study. It includes the experiences of Shift, Wellington Rugby, Wairarapa Cricket, Shut Up & Dance and Cannon's Creek Boxing Academy.

You can access the full report or an 8 page overview here.

If you have any questions about the case study please get in touch with Chloe OR if you want to learn more register your interest for our 'Shift the Trend' workshops.

Over the last 12 months we have fielded requests from individuals and organisations who are interested in Shift and the approach we are taking to work alongside young women in the Wellington region. After much experimentation and incubation we are ready to share the following offerings:

1. Sharing the Shift Way workshops
2. Customised training, advice and support
3. Everything you need to launch Shift in your community

Check out the Join the Shifterhood page on our website for more information or contact Chloe.

We know that the best way to learn is to through action and understand, that's why we are offering community workshops on sharing more deeply the learning and insights from the 'Shift the Trend' case study.

Register your interest now!

Who: Community Sport Providers, PE Teachers and Sports Coordinators; and anyone passionate about improving the wellbeing of young women.
When: March 2017 (day and time TBC)
Where: Wellington
Cost: $60 per person for NGO's and $120 per person for central and local government organisations
How: 20 spaces available

What: Drawing on our learning and experiences over the last 24 months and findings from the Shift the Trend case study we will provide an overview of Shift, how and why we are doing things differently, the learning and impact we are seeing in Wellington, and provide tangible examples of how you could begin to do things differently in order to improve the wellbeing and community sport engagement of young women.

For more information and to register your interest visit the Shift website. Final details will be emailed out by Monday 5th February.  

Welcome Simone!


This month we welcome Simone to the Shift whānau! Simone is the new Wellington City Shift Coordinator and employed by one one of our partner organisations Wellington City Council. 

Simone is a proud Porirua local and loves her community. She is driven to make a difference, and is passionate about all things youth and all things women. Simone has a background working with young people and in the social sector through her time at Outward Bound NZ and has more recently been working as a coach in Cannons Creek, using boxing as a mechanism to empower and improve the well-being of girls and young women. Simone is also at Victoria University, studying education, development studies, gender studies and te reo Māori. She believes in the power of role models, values, community and sisterhood! When she’s not Shifting, Simone loves to dance salsa, play football, advocate for women and volunteer.
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