Crescendo launches Play Your Part Campaign

Crescendo launches Play Your Part Campaign

NZ Music Month kicks-off today and we are beating our drum, raising awareness for the power of music and raising money to create meaningful pathways into music and audio careers for vulnerable youth.

With over 190,000 disengaged youth in Aotearoa, and 28,000 unemployed, we all have a part to play to support our young people build positive futures. So we are calling on all Kiwis to play their part this NZ Music Month!

Most of the rangatahi that come through our doors do not have a career path in mind. They may come from broken families, be struggling with anxiety or depression or just do not fit the 'traditional’ schooling system. Our mentors and young people connect through a love of music. Mentors work to set goals, and using their skills and industry knowledge, help them to achieve.

We know many young Kiwis have left school to earn money for their families as the cost of living has risen, which has caused an increased demand for our mentoring programmes. On top of this, the pandemic has caused massive disruptions in schooling and that’s impacted senior students looking to make career and education choices.

We need your support to meet the extra demand. Which is why, for NZ Music Month throughout May, Crescendo is asking all Kiwis to Play Your Part.

Your gift of $30 today will provide one hour of sound booth hire for a young person to record. A gift of $50 will help buy specialist equipment for our music mentoring space. An exceptional gift of $100 will go towards running our music and wellbeing programmes for vulnerable youth.

Your gift today will help provide music mentoring workshops to vulnerable young Kiwis to build technical skills and self-confidence to help transition into further education, training and employment. Crescendo is a registered charity and relies on the donations from community funding, grants and generous supporters like you. Without your help, we could not achieve what we do to and provide a safety net for vulnerable youth and nurture them into making positive changes in their lives, their whānau and communities.