Mana Rangatahi (MR)

(We are now fully booked for the 2024 season), we look forward to welcoming registrations for our 2025 tribe later this year.  
Join the Award-Winning 2023 Programme of the Year: Mana Rangatahi + go in with a chance to be selected for our new Manawanui Scholarships, giving 5 x MR graduates from around the Otago region to go in with the chance to be awarded 1 of 5 x $10k leadership pathway scholarship.

Nau mai, haere mai
- Welcome aboard the Mana Rangatahi youth waka and global leadership network. Our mission is to remove barriers to success and accelerate opportunities for our youth.

Since 2020 INNOV8HQ has supported over 400 rangatathi (youth) with this innovative programme, that provides our students with a free lifetime digital life resource, the Mana Rangatahi Kete app - specially designed for rangatahi aged 16 to 24. MR is all about diversity and inclusivity, supporting participants from all backgrounds and skill sets, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to succeed and thrive in an environment enriched by multiple perspectives and shared experiences.

During a focused 90-day incubator, participants meet for two hours each week to be strategically prepared for high-skilled careers, entrepreneurial endeavors, advanced education, and leadership roles, including governance, all set against the backdrop of the rapidly advancing world of AI.

Unique Aspects of Mana Rangatahi?  He Aha te Ahurei o Mana Rangatahi:

Ko wai Au? - Who am I Design:
Guided in Mātauranga Māori principles, this approach deeply enriches participants' journey of self-discovery and cultural identity, regardless of their ethnicity or background. It empowers them to effectively navigate and thrive in diverse environments.

AI Readiness: Incorporates AI-focused education, ensuring participants are primed to excel in a technology-driven future.

Integrated Learning Approach: Combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications, fostering robust development in ethical decision-making and technological adeptness.

Community-Centric Projects: Provides hands-on project experience, industry centred strategies and tactics to deliver impactful community benefits.

Tuakana-Teina Relationship: A cornerstone of Mana Rangatahi, the tuakana-teina model fosters a lifelong network of support, pairing younger participants (teina) with more experienced mentors (tuakana).

This mentorship is pivotal, offering guidance through shared experiences and facilitating a nurturing environment that extends well beyond the programme's duration. It’s not just a learning model but a lifetime of resources and support, ensuring that our alumni continue to thrive and contribute meaningfully to their communities and industries.

Te Angitū - Success Rates

100% experience increased confidence and wellbeing being part of a welcoming and encouraging community/network and life long relationships
- 95% graduate into desired pathways, including highly skilled roles and leading businesses and community organisations
- 80% graduates return to support incoming generations of students
- 50% graduates move into active youth advocacy roles
- 20% move into youth governance roles during incubation

Programme Details:

90 days, with weekly sessions - 2 hours per week or join one of our weekend workshops
Locations: Dunedin, Ōamaru, Balclutha, Alexandra, Cromwell, Wānaka, and Queenstown.

Focus Areas:

High-Skilled Employment:
Prepares participants for demanding job roles.
Entrepreneurial Success: Arms rangatahi with the necessary tools for launching and maintaining successful business ventures.
Continuous Education: Encourages ongoing specialisation and learning.
Leadership and Governance: Readies participants for impactful community and organisational leadership roles.

Program Highlights I Ngā Tohu o te Hōtaka:

The Mana Rangatahi Digital Kete App:
A taonga of Our Programme resources, click here to check it out and download for free.
Mentorship and Networking: Offers a lifetime network to reputable industry leaders and influencers.
Career-Ready Skills: Emphasises employability in higher skilled roles and  technology-driven sectors.
Customised Curriculum: Design and articulation of professional portfolio to 'stand out from the crowd'.

Join us I Hono mai:

Become a part of our global network of inspiring youth leaders by joining the Mana Rangatahi programme today. Secure your spot today as spaces are limited!

How to Apply I Me Pēhea te Whakauru:  

Registrations are now closed for 2024. We look forward to welcoming registrations for our 2025 tribe later this year (watch this space).
For additional details, contact us at email | or phone.

Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui - Be strong, be brave, be steadfast

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