The Stewardship Group

Simon Mareko,

Senior Strategic Lead, Ara Taiohi

Simon is a passionate advocate for youth development, youth work and the youth sector.

His introduction into the youth sector came from a couple of incredible individuals who had put their trust and faith in him to unleash his potential and be his best self. This has influenced him to instill trust and belief in rangatahi to be their best selves.

Simon’s motivation to be on the stewardship group of YEA is based on his hope that the collective could act as a disruptor of status quo to support rangatahi and to revolutionary indigenise spaces.