About NRT

Creativity, innovation and personal transformation

We have been nationally and internationally recognised for our social justice based education work and creative arts mentoring for young people. Our immersive and intensive projects connect rangatahi with top New Zealand musicians, actors and artists. Rangatahi participation and success is supported by our youth development team who have a long-term positive involvement in the lives of our young people, and implement our whānau wrap-around approach. The sense of purpose our young people develop is strengthened through Te Whare Tapa Whā wellbeing programme.

We have high expectations of our young people. We believe in them and see them as capable of achieving their dreams. Our creative youth development programmes generate a high level of trust and our rangatahi are encouraged to focus on their hopes for the future and plan their next steps. Our youth development team supports our young people in making these next steps into adulthood by arranging tertiary and school visits, as well as internships and work placements. What we do works and those who graduate through our programs successfully re-engage with education and find employment.