support youth mentoring

Crescendo runs music and audio mentoring programmes for rangitahi between the ages of 15-23. Many of our youth are referred from social service providers or local schools and for a variety of reasons don’t fit into mainstream schooling or education environments.

Through one-on-one mentoring and organised programmes, Crescendo mentors share skills in music, production and audio engineering. In their time with Crescendo, youth develop higher self esteem as they gain practical skills in music, audio and recording. 

Make a donation

Donations to Crescendo help fund music mentoring programmes for youth that don’t fit in to mainstream schooling, higher education or are not currently employed. Youth work alongside top NZ musicians and audio professionals to master their craft and learn about career pathways that otherwise may not be available to them.

Just as importantly as skills, in their time with Crescendo youth grow self esteem and self worth. Many Crescendo youth have gone on to have careers in music, radio, audio engineering and live events. 

Other ways to support

Fundraise

Is your band keen to support Crescendo mentoring programmes by donating proceeds from a gig; Keen to do a live-stream and collect donations for Crescendo youth?; Want to organise a gala event, headshave, workplace or school fundraiser? Email to joanne@ctoa.co.nz and we can provide posters, tshirts etc. and help you plan a sucessful fundraising event.

To support an upcoming event, see our events calendar.

Corporate Support

We are always looking for more corporate partners. There are many ways to support Crescendo Trust by donating funds or products, running fundraisers with staff or doing a promotion and donating proceeds from product sales we would love to hear from you. We are more than happy to come to your workplace and to present to staff about our work, or invite your team into the studio to see first hand the work we do. Get in touch with joanne@ctoa.co.nz and lets have a chat.

Campaign Partners

NZ Music Month is in May each year. We would love to partner with your cafe, clothing store, online business, marketing team or retail store to run a promotion raising funds for Crescendo Trusts music mentoring.

We can work together to help you achieve your CSR, marketing or campaign goals, provide logos and graphics.

Email joanne@ctoa.co.nz to make an enquiry.

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