About Us

About

Rap 4 Change (R4C) is a not for profit charity youth organisation founded by Ned Narouz in 2015 with just 4 staff members. Due to the high demand and popularity of the programs we deliver, we have now grown to over 18 staff, both paid and volunteers.

In 2018, Ned was awarded ‘Citizen of the Year’ by Blacktown City Council for his work keeping local youth on track through the Rap 4 Change programs. Rap 4 Change was also awarded Non For Profit Community Leader Of the Year Finalist 2018 & Exceptional Community Partnership In A Local Government Area Finalist 2018.

“Seeing my daughter’s confidence skyrocket because of Rap 4 Change’s programs has motivated me to pay it forward to other children who may be struggling”.

The idea for the organisation came about after Ned completed his Certificate IV in Community Services. He was in the process of delivering a youth program at a local western Sydney public school and coordinated a disco for the students, which included performances from local Hip Hop acts. After seeing the way the artists interacted with the students and how engaged and excited they were, Ned was inspired to implement an initiative to raise awareness for the current social concerns affecting many young people in our society.

 

Our Mission

Rap 4 Change is a not for profit organisation providing programs to educate, engage & empower our youth to reach their full potential.

Our range of programs tackle issues of substance abuse, racism, peer-pressure, bullying, mental health and self-harm. These programs range from creative arts, music, sports and health & fitness programs. We also provide mentoring programs to assist young people who are at risk of being disengaged from schools, homes or communities.

At R4C, we strongly pride ourselves on influencing and impacting young people and encouraging them to make positive choices in all aspects of life. The outcomes and feedback from our programs has been overwhelmingly positive and enforces the tremendous impact we have on kids and their families.  

 

“We just moved into the area and my daughter had no friends, when she started attending Rap 4 Change’s workshops, she completely lit up and now she has so many lifelong friends”.

Below are some of the organisations / events that we have provided our programs for:

  • Schools (Both Primary and High)
  • Councils
  • Juvenile Justice Detention Centres (One of our biggest clients)
  • NSW Police
  • FACS (Family and Community Services)
  • WSU (Western Sydney University)
  • TAFE
  • PCYC
  • Churches
  • Kids Parties
  • School Discos
  • Tutorial Centres
  • Alternate Learning Centres
  • Charitable Organisations
  • Governmnet organisations
  • Corporate Events
  • Festivals
  • Vacation & After School Care
  • Private DJ Hire

All our programs are very successful and have a huge positive impact on kids and their families.

Annual Events

We have a few major projects that we coordinate annually. One of these projects is called Tag 4 Trust. This is designed to bring Communities, families and Emergency personnel together to build trust within each other through a game of Oztag (non-contact Rugby League). We have partnered up with Blacktown Council, Graceades Cottage, Jesuits Social Services, The Hive and NSW Police, Fire, and Ambulance. Due to our heavy following and support, R4C managed to bring close to 400 people to this event. It was a huge success and lots of great feedback from all involved.

Another Project we coordinate is called Western Sydney’s Got Talent, this project is designed to bring Communities from all over Western Sydney together and allow participants the chance to show off their talent (singing, rapping, dancing, producing beats, stand-up comedy and even magic shows) in front of special guest judges and performers.

“Rap 4 Change has changed my life, I went through a really rough patch with the police, and they helped me every step of the way, I couldn’t be more grateful to everyone at R4C”.
R4C Also host and ran a lot of Festivals for many different Community Organisations.

Events we participated in:

  • White Ribbon Day
  • Kits 4 Kids
  • Reconciliation Day
  • Youth Week
  • Street Beat
  • Multicultural Day
  • Church Functions
  • Corporate events and much more.

 

Youth we work with include:

  • Indigenous
  • Special Needs
  • At Risk
  • Re-Offenders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Abuse (Sexually, Physically and Mentally)
  • LGBT
  • Homeless
  • Newly Arrived

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