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Celebrating the Success of Upside Cup 2023

News | January 15th, 2024

The Upside Cup 2023 exceeded all expectations and raised over $47,000, marking an incredible milestone in our journey towards transforming lives through mentorship. With this remarkable achievement, we are proud to announce that thirteen new matches will be formed, connecting mentors with young people and fostering growth and opportunity.

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What Can Disney Teach Us About Mentoring?

What Can Disney Teach Us About Mentoring?

Stories | July 25th, 2023

Disney’s magic of storytelling has been a part of childhoods for generations, and it's no secret that many of them have themes of mentoring woven into their narratives.

The Mentoring Effect

The Mentoring Effect

Stories | June 28th, 2022

What happens in one year of mentoring?See for yourself as 3 mentoring relationships go from complete strangers to confidantes and close friends.

Upside Adventures: Stories Untold Winners!

Upside Adventures: Stories Untold Winners!

Stories | February 1st, 2022

In an attempt to help mentors connect with their young people during lockdown late last year, we tasked our Upside matches to tell us a story.

It's Not Goodbye, Just See You Later!

It's Not Goodbye, Just See You Later!

Stories | November 30th, 2021

Four years since they first met, Te Manu and Hayden have had quite the journey with Upside.

Ideas For Mentoring During Lockdown

Ideas For Mentoring During Lockdown

Stories | August 31st, 2021

Living in Lockdown affects us all differently.

A chance to reflect

A chance to reflect

Stories | January 28th, 2021

One of our mentors recently told us about how he was seizing the teachable moments with his young person.

$10,000 of dental work donated, one life changed

$10,000 of dental work donated, one life changed

Stories | May 7th, 2020

Andrew from Symonds Street Dental and Rachel from Eden Orthodontics generously donated free dental and orthodontic work to a young person for as long as they needed it. This came to about $10,000 worth of work!

"At his 16th birthday party were mostly paid professionals involved in his messy childhood."

"At his 16th birthday party were mostly paid professionals involved in his messy childhood."

Stories | February 28th, 2020

At Josh's party was his OT social worker, a social worker from a group home he lived in, his foster mum and one other foster parent. No friends his own age.

Video games, butter chicken and learning about triggers

Video games, butter chicken and learning about triggers

Stories | February 26th, 2020

Jackson’s mother suffered from several addictions and due to neglect, Jackson was responsible for his own self-care from a very young age.