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Upside Camp 2023

News | November 15th, 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.

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Inside Upside Youth Mentor Training: A Sneak Peek

Inside Upside Youth Mentor Training: A Sneak Peek

Evidence , News | August 31st, 2023

“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.

5 Epic Reasons to Volunteer as a Youth Mentor in New Zealand

5 Epic Reasons to Volunteer as a Youth Mentor in New Zealand

Evidence | May 15th, 2023

Despite statistics showing a decline in youth crime over the years, many young people are still getting involved in illegal activities. So what can you do about it? Well, you can choose to step up for someone and consider becoming a volunteer youth mentor!
In this post we highlight 5 epic reasons to volunteer as a Youth Mentor in New Zealand and how you can help positively impact someone’s young life.

Upside Cup Yacht Race 2023: 5 Reasons Why You Should Get On Board

Upside Cup Yacht Race 2023: 5 Reasons Why You Should Get On Board

Evidence , News | January 27th, 2023

In addition to being a unique sailing race, The Upside Cup is so much more.

12 Traits of an awesome volunteer youth mentor

12 Traits of an awesome volunteer youth mentor

Evidence | September 21st, 2022

What does it take to be an awesome volunteer youth mentor?

Generosity reaching new heights

Generosity reaching new heights

Evidence | March 28th, 2021

One of our fantastic matches, Summa and Jayde, will jump out of a plane at 13000 ft next month, in the name of charity.

Creating real dollar value of social good in the community

Creating real dollar value of social good in the community

Evidence | March 4th, 2021

Did you know that for every dollar invested in Upside, there is a $4.70 Social Return on Investment?

Want to live a long and happy life? Volunteer!

Want to live a long and happy life? Volunteer!

Evidence | March 2nd, 2021

There’s a wealth of research that tells us that volunteering is good for us.

A letter from a mother

A letter from a mother

Evidence | September 30th, 2020

Hi, my name is Jenna and my daughter is currently engaged with a mentor from Upside.

The 'third relational space'

The 'third relational space'

Evidence | September 28th, 2020

Mentors negotiate a ‘third relational space’ In the recent thematic analysis of 48 Upside interviews and 297 pages of transcriptions, AUT researchers found that Upside mentors have a unique relationship with the young person.