About Us

We are a collective of national and regional organisations and networks leading youth employability initiatives.

Our Mission

To map, unite and support initiatives that contribute outcomes, impact and equity to the youth employability agenda (kaupapa).

Our Vision

By 2030, all rangatahi (young people) in Aotearoa have the skills and confidence to thrive in the changing world of work, learning and life. 

Our Call to Action

To help AMPLIFY youth employability outcomes we need to work together.  

Government can’t solve the youth employability challenge alone. Long term success requires collaborative effort and investment across public and private sectors. 

Aotearoa must embrace and support the skills and talents of our rangatahi. Every rangatahi deserves to take part in our community and workforce. It is critical to prosperity, wellbeing and equity for all. 

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The Stewardship Group

Helen Anderson

Todd Foundation

Jane Zintl

Ara Taiohi

Jaron Vince

Tararua REAP

Jerome Tairi

South Auckland Young Entrepreneurs

Kauri Tearaura

Rototuna High Schools

Mary Jensen

Smart Waikato Trust

Noa Woolloff

Mayors Taskforce for Jobs

Rachel Hawthorne

Prince’s Trust New Zealand

Dr Rajshree Krishnan

COMET Auckland

Serena Tiaiti


Seumas Fantham

Todd Foundation

Shirley Johnson

COMET Auckland

Simon Mareko

Ara Taiohi

Sonja Rose


Whetū Campbell

Wellington Community Trust