Across the Waikato, our team supports young people and their whānau, to create opportunities that help them feel great about themselves, their lives and their futures.
Real Waikato provides preventative support for young people through the following services:
Māori performing arts – we work with primary and intermediate schools across the region to engage their young people in performing arts such as kapa haka. It encourages young people to push themselves past their fears and inhibitions to realise what they are capable of. It also works to meaningfully involve the entire school community – from governance to teaching staff to whānau – in supporting students to achieve their best.
Find out more below about our In-school support programme and what it takes to work for Real Waikato.
We work closely with community groups to support young people through our mentoring programmes.
Youth mentoring - we work with Oranga Tamariki to provide a mentoring service that meets the needs of at-risk young people aged between 11-17 years old, in the greater Hamilton area and the Waipa and Waikato districts. We focus on the particular needs identified by a young person and is inclusive of their whānau. We guide them through the programme but encourage them to drive its direction.
Feel free to contact our team if you have any questions, are interested in working for Real Waikato or would like to connect with our services.
Phone - 07 857 1579
Email - email@example.com
Address - Kakariki House, 293 Grey Street, Hamilton East. Postal address - PO Box 307, Hamilton 3240