WE ARE ON A MISSION

To create a New Zealand where we are all respected and accepted for who we are.

BY YOUNG PEOPLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Research shows that 1 in 3 New Zealand kids are bullied.

That’s not good enough. At Sticks ‘n Stones we create programmes, opportunities, workshops and events for 8-18 year olds that empower us to have the skills, confidence and connections to be ourselves 
and support our peers to feel accepted and respected and for bullying to be a thing of the past.

“If it’s about us - without us - it’s not for us”
A quote that we love from the Polish Constitution 1505.

We started in Central Otago in 2013 and have been running programmes and empowering young people since then.

READ OUR STORY

600

members

8-21

years old

24

schools

OUR MEMBERS ARE AWESOME

We run high quality, collaborative and ongoing training programmes for our 8-18 year old members.  These in school programmes run every two weeks all year and are currently only available in Otago. We are working on an online programme to expand across New Zealand in 2018.

AMBASSADORS COURSE MEMBERS

Mekah, Brooke, Emma and Tessa

Year 7& 8

“Asking for help is better than being scared and trying to stop it yourself when it can get worse.”

TEACHER CHAMPION

Carol

Working alongside young people creating change has been humbling. They know that they are heard, they do matter, that they are enough.

AMBASSADOR COURSE MEMBERS

Nesta & Trey

Year 8

“I learned being a bully is not the greatest - be good and something good will come your way.”

ADVOCATE COURSE MEMBER

Leo

Year 13

“Being part of SnS is amazing. It's taught me how to accept others but most importantly how to accept myself. ”

AMBASSADORS COURSE MEMBERS

Nesta, Mackenzie, Jasmine, Emily & Trey

Year 7 & 8

“Being an Ambassador has taught me that it's ok to speak up”

ADVOCATE PROGRAMME MEMBERS

Ariana & Abby

Year 12

“By working with other advocates, I have been able to build up my confidence to be there for others”

Jr AMBASSADOR COURSE MEMBERS

Cormick, Simi, Javyn & Baxter

Year 5 & 6

“We get to be leaders in our school and learn how we can make a difference and help others ”

Keryn & Robert

“SnS meant we could do something about bullying without changing who we are or being told what to do by teachers or adults."

Together we have.....

And heaps more...