We work with South Auckland rangatahi to help them develop the skills to live their best lives
Donate now through our GiveALittle page and you’ll help our rangatahi dream up bright futures for themselves. Your donations allow us to spread the goodness by expanding our proven programmes to benefit more rangatahi.


Ngā Rangatahi Toa has been nationally and internationally recognised for its social-justice-based education work and Creative Youth Development (CYD) work for young people. We work with South Auckland schools to identify students who will benefit from our programmes, then engage with these rangatahi and their whānau for a minimum of 12 months. Scroll through to read more about our programmes.


Wānanga is the opportunity for us as a collective to get away from the confinements
of the city and head to either bush or water, to help us unlock
and connect with those creative elements faster.


Art ACTion is an arts-access and participation program based on the work of
DreamYard in the Bronx, New York.


Manawa Ora is an intensive, performance-based arts mentoring project
that supports our rangatahi to creatively explore their own life experiences.

Ngā Rangatahi Toa exists because teenagers don’t always have a good experience in school. When this happens, disconnection from the education system happens at a crucial time for young people, limiting their future options for fulfilling their potential.

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Ngā Rangatahi Toa is a non-profit organisation based in Auckland and powered by the energy of a diverse and enthusiastic team.


Ngā Rangatahi Toa is a lean non-profit organisation which would love your support to continue its transformative work. We’d love you to become a monthly support, or donate whatever you would like to help our rangatahi develop their dreams and realise their ambitions.

Each year we work with up to 40 rangatahi. The basic cost of supporting one of our rangatahi to build a brighter future through our transformative creative arts mentoring projects, and through wrap-around support is $5,300 a year. Any donation, big or small, will help us to reach more young people who need someone to believe in them, so that they can believe in themselves.

Our Supporters

We’re so grateful to the many organisations that make our work possible, and make it possible for the young people we work with to have more of the tools they need to chart their own paths. These are some of the crews that help us do our work: