Need youth mentoring in your community?

Partner your organisation with Upside!

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Partner with Upside Youth Mentoring

This programme is proven. It works – with a 90% success rate. That’s 24% higher than international standards!

We’re inviting like-minded, big-hearted organisations to achieve even more for vulnerable young people – by delivering the Upside mentoring programme, right where you are.

Interested? Read this info pack.

To building strong, positive future communities, early intervention is key – we need to journey with young people with adverse childhood experiences at this vital time in their lives.

As an organisation with deep roots in your community, you can reach local young people better than anyone. Through collaboration, Upside can support your organisation to deliver youth mentoring with ease and impact.

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Partner with Upside Youth Mentoring

So if your
organisation is:

You’ll get:

So if your
organisation is:

  • A registered charity with the NZ Commission
  • Established (at least 5+ years old with funding and volunteers, working with other youth networks, schools and/or social services)
  • Financially sustainable (can support a mentoring programme for 2+ years)
  • All in for rangatahi aged 9-13
  • On board with Upside’s vision and values
  • Somewhere with a real need for volunteer mentoring

You’ll get:

The tools, support and aroha you need to deliver our life-brightening Upside Locals programme, complementing the awesome work you’re already doing.

Download the information pack.  

Up for the challenge of being an Upside Partner?


Becoming a partner goessomething like this:

  1. Interested? Share it with your team.

  2. phone
  3. Team keen? Get in touch

  4. calendar
  5. We’ll organise a scoping meet up

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  7. Scoping – korero over zoom to make sure we’re on the same page

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  9. If scoping works out, you’ll come on board – howdy partner

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  11. You start delivering our programme in your community

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  13. We’ve always got your back, with support, resources and guidance

“Upside continues to amaze. Their systems and advice have been a huge benefit.”

Tipu Skills for Life

Meet our partners

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Coast Mentoring

By working together with the community, the Coast Mentoring team believes that we can support, encourage and equip our young people to step into a brighter future!

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Tipu Skills for Life

Tipu Skills For Life aims to provide a long-term early intervention, therapeutic program. Empowering young people with Skills For Life to enable them to imagine and grow a positive future.

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By providing proven wrap around support programmes, Springboard creates opportunities for young people to achieve positive outcomes and pathways to success.

Could this be you?

Up for it? Become a partner and together, let’s make young Kiwi lives brighter.