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Kaupapa


'TOI ORA IS MY WINGMAN'‘it gives me roots and wings…
and souljoy’

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Kaupapa


'TOI ORA IS MY WINGMAN'‘it gives me roots and wings…
and souljoy’

Kaupapa

Express Yourself is Toi Ora's youth programme. It is all about using creative ways to inspire young people to cope with life challenges, grow their strengths and feel good. We work directly with young people, and with the communities and organisations around them. We work in diverse settings - health, education, arts, community - using creative engagement to create relationships and environments that are youth-focused, youth-driven, and that complement other supports and opportunities.

Our projects draw from an innovative mix of creative process, mindfulness practice, and youth development strategies. They create a powerful space for self-discovery, self-expression, being heard, connecting with others, and development of valuable life skills, supporting participants to face the future with resilience, self-belief and optimism. Our mentoring supports participants to pursue their own goals and transition into education, training, employment. See projects for examples of what we do and what’s on. 

Our training, skills sharing, research and partnership development activities build expertise, test out fresh ideas and create new knowledge and evidence about how we can work better together to support young people to thrive. See professional development for details of what we do and what’s on. We also produce and/or share research useful to other people working in arts, health, education, youth and community. Check out our research section for examples of our research projects, and the resources section for useful links.  

 

Meet the team

We have a talented, multidisciplinary team of community development practitioners, youth workers and creative facilitators.

Youth Project Team

 

Creative Facilitators

Interns

Toi Ora Leadership Team