Aroha encompasses the ideas of love, sympathy, charity, compassion and empathy all at once. We know that having genuine aroha for young people is the necessary first step in building a healthy relationship with them.
TŪMANAKO – HOPE
Hope is the next vital ingredient for the work we do with young people. Hope allows young people to see that change is actually possible. We know that hope is the seed which grows into great things, and we strive to plant hope in these young people where there has been hopelessness.
PITO MATA – POTENTIAL
Potential is what we strive to extract from every young person we meet. They all have true potential, but often they do not know this or know how to use it. We help them first see their potential, and then empower them to use their potential and grow it to full.
WHAKAMANA – EMPOWERMENT
Empowering these young people to live healthy and successful lives is our ultimate goal. Initially we walk alongside and support young people wherever they are on their journey, but ultimately we want to see them standing on their own and living a life of freedom.
MANAWANUI – PERSEVERANCE
Perseverance is what we hope to instill into every young person we work with. We know that truly changing is hard work, and we strive to equip young people with a mindset which will enable them to keep persevering and pushing forward in life.