Supporting change in young people with adverse childhood experiences.
We're Upside Youth Mentoring (formerly Brothers In Arms) and we exist to support change in Aotearoa New Zealand's young people with adverse childhood experiences. We want to help them feel a little brighter and more loved than they did yesterday.
Our dream is to change the future of our nation. We've been matching young people with mentors since 2006 and with over 700 matches and 6000 hours of mentoring a year, we’ve seen time and time again the life-changing effects of this connection.
success rate in 2019 (24% higher than international standard)
We work with young people aged 9-13 years old who have been referred to us from principals, counsellors, psychologists and social workers who believe a positive role model is what this young person needs to help navigate their current challenges.
with Adverse Childhood Experiences
Our volunteer mentors hail from a hugely diverse range of ages, cultures and backgrounds. From CEOs to students, to parachuters and retirees. If you've got two hours a week to spare for a year to change a young person's life, we want to hear from you.
of volunteer mentoring in 2020
Auckland Mentoring Manager/Mentoring Supervisor
Partnerships Manager/Mentoring Supervisor