Action Education

Action Education

Action Education utilises creative and action based methods to engage young people in a journey of self-reflection and development.


Action Education is a youth development organisation with an edge. We use creative and action based methods - spoken word, drama, music and poetry - to engage young people in youth development processes that improve self-confidence, resiliency and social behaviour. These methods resonate strongly with young people, particularly those who are struggling to identify with more traditional ways of learning.

We spend our time working with young people in mainstream and Alternative Education schools, youth care and protection institutions, youth justice facilities and community organisations throughout Aotearoa.

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Action Education was established in 1981. We are a community organisation that believes creativity and our ability to express who we are is fundamental to our well being. We provide platforms and opportunities for people to connect, reflect and express who they are and strengthen community and identity through creative self-expression.

Our Vision:

Young people are free to express their diversity and inherent creativity.

Our Mission:

To utilise creative and action-based methods to engage young people in a journey of reflection and exploration. It is through this journey that they become actively involved in their own development.

Our Values:

Engagement: Action Education has a rich history of effectively engaging with young people. This is the foundation we stand on. We continue to meet young people where they are, utilise their strengths and ignite their passion.

Growth: Growth is a reflective learning process that allows for holistic integration of self.

Journey: Personal development is a lifelong journey. By acknowledging this, we can walk alongside others in theirs.

Authenticity: Authenticity is crucial for building an environment of trust so that an effective working relationship can occur.

Diversity: It is through acknowledging diversity that the richness of the human experience is celebrated. Everyone’s experience is unique and we all require opportunities to hour this.

Creativity: Creativity is necessary.

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Tamas / Thomas
Tamas / Thomas on 08 Jul 2021
keep up good work. peace and love
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 03 Jan 2021
Clemence on 23 May 2020
Thank you for everything you do, it's helped me so much and I always enjoy getting to be a part of your events.
Yen on 12 May 2020
Thank you for all the work and support. Will forever be grateful to the people behind Action Ed for all that you do for the community and for the opportunities you offer to our youth!
Fusi Puleiku
Fusi Puleiku on 06 May 2020
Appreciate all the mahi this awesome team does and for all the opportunities afforded my students. Thank you Ramon, Ken (and Stevie from last few years) and your team for the important work you do. A small Koha, wish it was more. You are appreciated by our De La Salle spoken word fam!

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