Crescendo has a vision of empowered NZ youth with a strong sense of self and the courage to make positive decisions for their future. We strongly believe that anyone, given the right environment, encouragement and support can flourish into the best version of themselves. At Crescendo, we have a passion for creative arts and believe in their ability to create strength and confidence in those who embrace them.
Our point of difference is that, through our mentoring programmes in music, radio, film and photography, young people are able to directly engage and connect with people working in the creative industries. This enables them to learn about a wide range of industry relationships, knowledge and skills. Our rangatahi benefit from exposure to real-world industry experience and training connecting them to employment opportunities and access to further education pathways.
The focus is slightly different with each individual, but the goal remains the same; to empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life.
We facilitate safe learning spaces
Everyone that comes through our doors is whanau (family) and welcome here. We do not discriminate against others. Everyone’s ethical views, moral codes, religious laws, sexuality, and gender will all be respected. Crescendo mentors teach and guide our rangatahi, providing them with constructive feedback to empower them so they can do for themselves. Our aim is to upskill young people to achieve their goals and build them up to a level that they no longer need us. We aim to build up, so young people can carry on and navigate their own waka.
What we believe
Wellbeing is influenced by a range of factors and includes one’s own subjective feelings as well as social, physical and psychological aspects of a person’s life.
If we nurture the health, hopes and skills of young people, their potential to improve the world is unbounded. If they are healthy, they can take the best advantage of every opportunity to learn. If they are educated they can live fulfilled lives and contribute to building the future.
Crescendo’s unique difference is combining industry training with pastoral care mentoring. For us, pastoral care includes: guiding, counselling, meeting parents and whanau, disciplining and negotiating. For Crescendo, success is measured in the caring quality of relationships between people
Means love but it also means respect. Treating people with respect means allowing them control: where to meet and on their own terms, and when to meet. Aroha also relates to the information collected. As a participant in the Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa programme, you decide what information will become public and what will stay confidential.
Titiro. Whakarongo. Korero.