Mixit is a project that uses creativity to empower young people.
Mixit gives young people positive skills and experiences to enrich their lives. It helps increase confidence, self-expression and communication skills. It’s a multicultural platform where young people with refugee backgrounds mix it up with local and migrant youth.
Mixit brings people together from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. At Mixit, you get involved in creative projects together and establish new networks and opportunities – meeting new friends, artists and others who may be able to help you with the transition from school into study, training and life.
We use a range of performing arts based creative disciplines, including dance, drama, music and aerial circus.
Mixit regularly performs and runs open courses, which don’t require previous experience but requires a willingness to turn up regularly. We also participate in a range of community events – such as the Auckland International Cultural Festival and youth events at Corban Estate Arts Centre.
When/where is it?
Mixit runs creative workshops every Saturday of the school term from 2:00pm- 4.30pm.
Each course is usually 10 weeks, depending on school term dates.
Mixit is based at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson. It is not just for West Auckland based youth – Mixers come from all over the greater Auckland area. Support with transport is available for those outside of the western suburbs.
Who is it for?
Mixit is a multicultural platform for young people from refugee, migrant and local backgrounds. It’s about bringing people together from a diversity of experiences and getting them involved in creative projects together.
Mixers are usually aged between 13 and 20 years. We have a Youth Leadership programme that is open to those aged over 17 years.
No previous experience or skills are required to participate in our community activities, but motivation and willingness are needed. The more you contribute, the more you gain. Extra commitment is required from those who are selected to be part of the Youth Leadership programme.
Mixit was originally founded with the support and guidance of The Fledgling Trust in 2006. In 2012, The Mixit Charitable Trust was established as a non-profit trust to specifically support youth at community level and to guide the vision of the Mixit Project. Its commitment is to further cultural, educational and empowerment opportunities for young people with refugee backgrounds and to assist their positive integration into New Zealand communities.
Mixit supports programmes that bring together a multicultural diversity of young people and which use creativity as a means to increase self-confidence, improve communication skills and support intercultural understanding.
The Mixit Trust firmly believes in the power of non-judgemental and inclusive creative platforms to assist young people to find hope, optimism and resilience in order to courageously move on with their lives.
Mixit is for young people from refugee, migrant and local backgrounds.
Sponsors & friends
Thanks to our amazing sponsors. Without your support, we would not be able to continue our work.
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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.