"If you build it, they will come. Our young people do not need another shiny knight to come in and save them; open the door, and they will save you." Dr Michelle Johansson, our Programme Director, shares 10 lessons she learnt from launching the Southside Rise movement.
"All of us seek an Aotearoa in which all young people and their communities are free to flourish, and in turn able to make their own contributions to sustainability, justice, knowledge, and creative expression." Hannah Lees, Cohort 2013 Alumna, working as a lecturer at AUT's Colab this semester and serving with Ako Mātātupu's Kairapu Team, reflects on the annual Ako Mātātupu Alumni-led retreat.