Empowering young people through creativity.
The heart of Mixit is our Saturday afternoon sessions, bringing together a diverse group of young people to mix, create and express themselves. Running from 2pm to 4.30pm, it’s an open space where anyone is welcome. We usually have 10-15 participants and a mix of regulars and newcomers, led by 2-3 Mixit leaders and guest artists. These Saturday sessions are commitment-free. Participation is fluid and our young people come along whenever they can. One thing we guarantee is that every Saturday during the school term, Mixit is here for them.Come to a Mixit session
Here are the latest events, projects and activities imagined, performed and created by our Mixit community.
Term 4 2019 at Mixit
What's Down Is Up: In Term 4 we're using storytelling, dance, drama and design to explore the curious and upside down world of Alice in Wonderland.
Find out more
When: Every Saturday from 19 October - 7 December
Where: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road Manurewa
Do Good. Feel Good.
One Percent Collective helps to raise money for us and 13 other Kiwi-based charities. They’re a tiny crew of two people but they’re making a big difference. Help One Percent Collective reach their target of 200 new regular givers which could mean up to $10,000 extra per year for Mixit!
Mixit welcomes a Patron
We are delighted to announce Mixit has a new patron Neville Kaye
Buy the Mixit book
Celebrating our phenomenally successful project that has touched the lives of thousands of people, this book tells the Mixit story. Drawing upon the voices of participating rangatahi, their families and artists together with Wendy Preston, the Project Director it explains the context, challenges and triumphs of the programme’s first twelve years.
Alumni Success Stories: Dr Brook Shiferaw
Each month we catch up with one of our Alumni to see what they're up to now and acknowledge their continuing connection to Mixit
Mixit has been running performance projects every summer for the past 13 years. Check out some of the highlights in our latest video.
A Creative Journey
As a teenager Fardowsa Mohamed followed the footsteps of her older sister and brother through the doors of Mixit and never looked back. Going on to study medicine, Fardowsa now works as a doctor and writes poetry in her spare time. Here we present the first of a series of stories highlighting the creative projects of Mixers past and present.
Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.
Hana went through the Mixit programme as a teenager, going on to become an active and engaged Youth Leader. She now offers an important perspective as an Alumni and Trustee. Hana trained as a Nurse and is currently working professionally in the Health sector. She is a smart and articulate voice, confidently representing former refugee background yo...
Susan has a background teaching and engaging with visual arts and poetry initiatives. As a trustee she brings a set of skills that connects the space between Board and Management and flows through to direct mentoring of the Mixit participants. Susan hosts our annual Youth Leaders retreats on her rural property in Northland and is a deeply committed...
Mu Nyay has been coming to Mixit since 2013. She was appointed as a Youth Leader in 2018, and enjoys contributing to the Youth Leadership programme through spending time on the floor. "I love it when I’m on the floor because I can’t think of anything but having fun and I believe that everyone feels the same way as me." In year 12 at St Dominic's, h...
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We are a charitable trust. The best way to support Mixit is with a regular donation to help fund our work. Donations to Mixit are tax deductible.
Make a regular donation, a one off donation, or get in touch to talk about taking a more personalised approach such as contributing to a specific project, donating your time, or making a large one-off donation.
Or set up a regular donation through One Percent Collective