Empowering young people through creativity

Empowering young people through creativity

An introduction

The heart of Mixit is our Saturday afternoon sessions, bringing together a diverse group of young people to mix, create and express themselves. Running from 2pm to 4.30pm, it’s an open space where anyone is welcome. We usually have 10-15 participants and a mix of regulars and newcomers, led by 2-3 Mixit leaders and guest artists. These Saturday sessions are commitment-free. Participation is fluid and our young people come along whenever they can. One thing we guarantee is that every Saturday during the school term, Mixit is here for them

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Saturdays at Mixit!!

Join us!! It's free, fun and a great way to make new friends while tapping into your creative side!! Just flick us a message and we'll send you the details

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When: 2pm - 4.30pm

Where: Auckland Academy of Dance: Level 1/44A Portage Road, New Lynn


Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.

Izadine Ahmat Abdallah
Izadine Ahmat Abdallah

Programme Leader

Izadine started out at Mixit as a shy and unconfident teenager, but he was determined to find positive ways to grow. He found his stride, first as a youth leader and then as an Alumni, inspiring others like him. In 2020, he completed his film studies at the School of Audio Engineering and in 2023 he earned a diploma in Entrepreneurship from AUT. H...

Mark Easterbrook
Mark Easterbrook

Trustee - Chair

Mark works as a Writer and Creative Director in the advertising and design industry, as well as volunteering his time for arts and charity organisations. As a creative thinker, he aims to join the dots between ideas and people to help build Mixit’s connections and tell our story. As a Mixit trustee, he brings a calm, optimistic approach to what we ...

Laya Rasooli
Laya Rasooli

Alumni squad

Laya is a Mixit youth leader who began participating in the Mixit project in late 2020. She loves Mixit's energy and cosy atmosphere. The friendly environment encourages activity and creativity.Laya is currently pursuing a degree in Architecture and a minor degree in Creative Technologies. Additionally, she works as a product marketing designer. La...

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