What we do
We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their life situation. We believe that every human is creative, and that this creativity is key to building strong humans, strong whanau and strong communities. Through creative arts and long-term positive involvement in the lives of our Auckland rangatahi, we transition them into tertiary education, employment or back into mainstream schooling.
We believe that this is about all of us; we are in this together and we all have a part to play.
Our projects engage alternative education and Y-NEET rangatahi through one-to-one creative arts mentoring and collaborative community cultural development. We walk with our rangatahi, providing an environment in which they can return to a basic trust in the world, in themselves and in others.
Our transformational creative practice is underpinned by our innovative youth development model, based on the precepts of love, compassion and kindness, and centered on a culturally responsive mindfulness practice. Through long-term positive involvement in the lives of our rangatahi we enable successful transition into tertiary education, employment or back into mainstream schooling.
Through a creative arts’ practice, rangatahi reconnect with themselves, their whanau, their history, cultural identity and communities. Rangatahi learn to re-think their life experience, develop self-efficacy and self-love, successfully transition and become leaders in their own peer groups and communities.