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We’re determined to meet and mentor these young people in need. Volunteer mentoring is one of the most effective early interventions for the increasing number of at-risk rangatahi. We're calling for your support to make a difference now in 2023!

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Upside Camp 2023


Upside Camp 2023

Upside Camp 2023 had all the elements of a great time needed for mentors and young people to further cement their mentoring relationship. Plus it's a great way to make new friends. This year was a whirlwind of activities and had plenty of feel good moments trying new experiences like the climbing wall and flying fox.

Inside Upside Youth Mentor Training: A Sneak Peek

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Inside Upside Youth Mentor Training: A Sneak Peek

“This training experience is unlike any other, I felt "speechless" like I had been invited into the Upside home, sharing stories and kai over the thing we love most, which is transforming the lives of our young people.

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