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The Young Hearts Project have been proudly supporting Youthline since 2014. Youthline was created over 50 years ago and was established to ensure young people know where to get help and can access support when they need it. Some of the amazing people at Youthline visited our Deuce Newmarket store & filled us in on their favourite Deuce sneaker.
Young people face countless challenges every day. Our charity Young Hearts Project champions supporting kiwi youth through the obstacles of life. One of our community partners, Youthline was created over 50 years ago and was established to ensure young people know where to get help and can access support when they need it. Find out more about Youthline here!
It's a sombre fact that not all kids get an equal start in life. In 2014 our Managing Director Shane Anselmi recognised the need to provide more opportunities for New Zealand's youth. We spoke to Shane about the inspiration behind starting Deuce's charity, the Young Hearts Project.
As part of our Young Heart Project x MATES day at Auckland University, some of our Deuce team members spoke to the MATES mentees about some of the challenges they faced growing up, their career path and offered some inspiration to dream big! The MATES mentees then crafted and collaged their own dream board and filled us in on their goals.
Some of the amazing MATES Mentors from Great Potentials Foundation visited our Deuce Newmarket store and filled us in on their favourite Deuce sneaker.
Young people face countless challenges every day. Our charity, Young Hearts Project, champions supporting Kiwi youth through the obstacles of life. One of our community partners, Great Potentials Foundation, hold a programme called MATES which helps unleash the potential of children and young New Zealanders through education support. They do this through a Mentor to Mentee scheme, where Mentors help young students understand their unique talents and skills to enhance their sense of identity and belonging.
In a Covid-19 world, Kiwis are experiencing new and unprecedented challenges. Now more than ever, young Kiwis need support. We champion this with our charity, the Young Hearts Project which works alongside our charity partner, Great Potentials. The MATES programme run through Great Potentials, supports young Kiwis to reach their full potential through their mentoring programme. We chatted with Peter from MATES on his story as a mentor and supporting youth in a COVID-19 world.
Recently, we ran our Deuce Custom Kicks design a sneaker contest, inviting you all to design a print for your dream canvas sneakers. Thank you to everyone that entered, we were overwhelmed with how many talented designs there were! Meet the maker of our Custom Kicks runner up, Maria Benison!
After the New Zealand governments announcement, we are thrilled to announce all of our stores will open from Thursday 14th May. There are some changes to our store hours which you can find on our website. Please note some shopping malls may regularly change their hours so we recommend checking directly with them.
Following the government's latest guidelines of the COVID-19 Level 3 alert system, we are happy to announce that our online store is now entirely open for you to shop and have your purchases safely delivered to your home. Please rest assured that hygiene practices of a high standard will be practised while packing orders and processing returns.
It's your chance to design the canvas sneakers you’d like to step out of isolation in. We’ll take the best ideas and turn them into a pair of custom kicks for you and your bubble buddy and feature them in our Spring Summer 20 range as an exclusive limited edition release!
As we navigate through these uncertain times, we want to pass along our positive thoughts to our employees, our customers, your families and the world. We also wanted to ensure that you are kept up to date with our actions surrounding COVID-19 and let you know that we are doing everything we can to keep our team and community safe.
The Young Hearts Project partner with the MATES programme, run through Great Potentials. The MATES programme pushes young kiwis to reach their full potential through mentoring programmes and today, we spotlight on MATES mentor and coordinator Connor, to hear his story and how the Young Hearts Project has changed his life.
Our charity, the Young Hearts Project, was created with the purpose of changing the lives of kiwis. Our donation programme, that sees $5 from every pair of full-price Deuce sneakers sold go towards the Young Hearts Project is put towards some awesome initiatives, including the MATES programme, run through Great Potentials.
Through Deuce’s involvement with the Young Hearts Project, our charity created with the hope of changing lives, we’ve seen many awesome kiwi’s do great things. We achieve this through our donation programme, that sees $5 from every pair of full price Deuce sneakers sold go towards the Young Hearts Project that funds these awesome initiatives. One of our partners, the MATES programme through Great Potentials, helps kiwi youth to reach their full potential through mentoring programmes. We caught up with MATES mentor, coordinator and regional manager Andrew, to hear his story and how the Young Hearts Project has changed his life.
Today, we spotlight on Phoenix Moore and learn about her journey with Youthline. Phoenix Moore has been a member of Youthline’s mentoring programme for over a year. The mentoring programme is designed to help youth determine their goals and implement a plan to achieve them so that they get to where they want to be.
Our Deuce Sneakers brand is one that believes in supporting and giving back to our local community, so from every pair of full-price Deuce sneakers sold, $5 goes towards The Young Hearts Project. Through the work of the Young Hearts Project, we support organisations and charities that do great things for kiwis, helping, shaping and positively changing the lives of others. One of those charities is the MATES organisation, which is a programme that mentors youth within New Zealand.
There’s more than meets the eye to our sneaker brand, Deuce, as with it, looking good and feeling good play hand in hand too. Through Deuce’s involvement with The Young Hearts Project, a charity designed to mentor, help and change the lives of Aotearoa’s youth, we’ve seen the lives of many Kiwi’s changed; not only those on the receiving end, but those giving.
To celebrate the launch of our Storm x Deuce collaboration, we hosted a VIP event in our Deuce Newmarket store! The anticipated collection is available right now online and in selected stores.
Earlier this year, The Young Hearts Project and the Graeme Dingle Foundation teamed up to help supply sneakers for deserving Auckland based teachers. We're proud to support the Graeme Dingle Foundation and their Kiwi Can programme to provide opportunities for young people and those who guide them. We caught up with four Kiwi Can teachers to discuss what the programme means to them, the challenges that young people face in NZ, and how Kiwi Can lessons are truly changing the heart of our community.
Young people face countless challenges in life. In 2014 Shane Anselmi decided it was time to do something to help them, so he founded the Young Hearts Project and pledged to donate $5 from every sale of full priced Deuce sneakers. The next step? Finding the right partners and realising change.
With Deuce, the goal was always to create sneakers with difference. To do so, they had to embrace change; the journey to differentiate themselves has seen Deuce pursue in-house design, develop their signature DualCore footbeds, and launch their own charity initiative the Young Hearts Project.
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We’re something of a household name in Onga, Malawi, where we sponsor over 60 children and their families through World Vision. Onga was recently visited by Annie, who met her sponsor children and saw firsthand the sustainable transformation that has occurred in health, education and agriculture.
Through our World Vision child sponsorship, we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Chief of Onga himself. He shared his story with us, and to say he was inspiring is an understatement; we were humbled by his visit, and couldn’t be more proud to be involved in realising change for his village.
Even as a child Anna knew she was different; teachers referred to her as “disruptive". It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with ADHD that it all made sense. Now she’s commited to helping others as a mentor in Great Potentials’ MATES Junior programme, an initiative the Young Hearts Project helps fund.
Not all students learn the same way. For those like Angelee, Youthline’s Alternative Education School provided another option, and she went from strength to strength. Youthline provide support for young people in need; we’re proud to sponsor them with our charity initiative the Young Hearts Project.