Ramon has worked with young people for the last twelve years in many different capacities from facilitating groups, leading youth advisory and participation processes, mentoring to coordinating events and developing youth development tools and models.
In 2010 Ramon took on the role of Action Education Manager, which has seen him facilitate and develop several programmes including Drama Toolkit, the Breakdown DJ Programme, and spoken word poetry workshops, while supporting a team of youth workers and facilitators.
Ken Arkind is an American National Poetry Slam Champion, Tedx Speaker, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and published author who has performed his work in 49 States, 6 countries and at over 200 colleges and universities. He is the founding Program Director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization dedicated to helping Colorado youth find voice through the mediums of poetry and performance. Ken has recently completed his Bachelor of Creative Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology specializing in creative writing.
Stevie is a young Maori woman living in Auckland, but her whakapapa is to Ngapuhi, Ngati Porou and Te Arawa. She currently works as a youth development administrator for Action Education, and has been involved in the youth development sector since she was 14. In 2015 she completed a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in Maori Development and Social Sciences at AUT, and has recently completed a Masters in Human Rights at AUT. Stevie is passionate about young people, culture, creativity, education, and community development.