Today, your gift will help young people, by changing lives with 'what's ups' and 'see you next weeks' through a consistent and stable mentoring relationship.
Thank you for choosing to make an impact with youth mentoring in the community. You're supporting a volunteer mentor to be there and journey with a young person over 12-months together.
Young people are being referred to Upside's programme all the time and we are always looking for new mentors - Learn more about becoming a mentor!
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Upside Youth Mentoring Aotearoa is a registered charity with the NZ Charities Register (CC24572).
Donations of $5 or more are tax deductible.
We work with young people aged 9-13 years old in the Auckland, Rodney and Tauranga regions.
They are referred to Upside from schools - by principals, counsellors, psychologists and social workers who believe a positive role model is what a young person needs to help navigate their current challenges.
Having a positive role model in their life makes a noticeable difference!
100% of parents/caregiver’s noticed positive changes in their child after 12 months of mentoring.
These changes included: increase in confidence, enhanced communication skills and an improvement in behaviours both at school and at home.
Every mentor commits to spending time with their young person once a week for a year.
From picnics on the beach and kicking around a ball, to just being a person to talk to and a constant in their lives - our mentors provide a range of support to our young people.
And it works! - 100% of young people told us that they felt their mentor genuinely cares for them.
Plus, for every dollar invested in Upside, sees a Social Return on Investment of $4.70!!
Research conducted by ImpactLab found that the positive outcomes of Upside's programme include improved educational attainment, better physical health, strengthening mental health and avoiding child placement
So that's x4.70 of measurable good happening in New Zealand and for these young people, thanks to your gift.