Boys and Girls Institute (BGI)
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The Boys and Girls Institute
(BGI) was established in 1883 by a group of young people associated
with St John's. It is an organisation committed to the development
of youth in the community. Most Wellingtonians will associate
the name of BGI with the gymnasium and swimming pool facilities
that it used to own on Tasman St.
In 1999, the decision was made to sell the facilities and use the
funds to initiate and support community and youth projects.
Following on from this decision, a new position was created in 2002
- Director of Youth and Community Projects.
Davis, a St John's member and Elder, was appointed to the position.
Under his leadership BGI has quickly established itself as one of
the foremost non-governmental providers of youth and community projects
in the Wellington region. Its adventure therapy programme,
mentoring and family support initiatives and regional youth projects
have a lot of credibility with the police and Wellington City Council.
The BGI Board is appointed
by St John's, and the Minister of St John's is the President of
the Board. BGI is a key part of the outreach of St John's.