We believe in equality of opportunity for children and young people.
We believe in the uniqueness, dignity and equal worth of young people and in their right to access opportunities that enhance their lives. We believe in challenging and making a long-term commitment to transforming unjust social conditions through a pragmatic interface with the real politics of change.
An important part of our approach is working with families of young people in conjunction with local schools.
The relationship between school, community and family is key to supporting young people through their educational development.
The programme is simple: a school makes available classroom or library space for students to gather to work on their reading or other homework, and a group of volunteers spends an hour a week helping these kids with their homework. Feedback from both schools and participating firms has been very positive.
Schools report that children benefit from having the extra time and space to work quietly, with support if necessary, as well as having different role models and developing new relationships with other adults from the community.Give extra support to your child/ren by registering them to our weekly Homework Club. New Zealand has one of the biggest gaps between good and poor readers in the world.The RYP Homework Clubs run Seasonal programmes, which offer fun and creative projects outside school term and are specifically designed with prevention in mind.We don’t just support young people in their educational development.We have developed a framework which enables us to work closely with schools in the local area.It is child-focused and allows community and schools to link together on many levels.We work in collaboration with many artists in dance, visual arts, street arts and music, so that young people can experience arts practice and possibly find their passion and interests.We believe in the arts as play, as education and as a vocation.We are committed to social justice around questions of access to education.The primary function of the RYP’s Homework Clubs is to offer homework support.