Te Karanga Charitable Trust (TKCT) exists to make a positive difference in the lives of young people through creativity. To help create a more inclusive, resilient, creative and connected community. To honour cultural identity, to promote tolerance and understanding, to engage young people with their communities and open doors for youth in underserved communities. We nurture career pathways, promote connectedness, belonging and the overall wellbeing of young people, with a focus on the most under resourced youth.We facilitate strength-based creative youth programs in a range of mediums such as discussion groups; vocational education and one on one mentoring. Through our facilities and community radio stations, we teach creative, technical, digital, music and arts skills with a view to further education and vocation. We have a ‘youth for youth’ focus, promoting young leaders and youth-led initiatives.Te Karanga Trust was founded in 2004, achieved charitable status in 2006, donor status in 2014, and is run by both volunteer and paid staff members. We have over seventeen years experience in all fields of youth development work. Our board of trustees is culturally diverse with representation from youth. Our work is Auckland wide.