The Wright Family Foundation supports the Tauranga branch of the Graeme Dingle Foundation (formerly Foundation for Youth Development), with a significant contribution over three years.

These funds, the highest from any private supporter, are enabling the Graeme Dingle Foundation to establish its Stars programme. Using a mentoring model, matching trained Year 12 and 13 students with pupils in Year 9, the teens work together on a number of projects, including adventure camp, community adventure and charitable ventures.

Through these, the younger students build positive relationships, integrity and resilience for the world ahead as they move into secondary school, while the seniors develop their leadership, time management, planning and communication skills – a win-win for both youth and mentor.