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.
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.
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.
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.
Stories | November 30th, 2021
Four years since they first met, Te Manu and Hayden have had quite the journey with Upside.
Stories | August 31st, 2021
Living in Lockdown affects us all differently.
Stories | January 28th, 2021
One of our mentors recently told us about how he was seizing the teachable moments with his young person.
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!
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.
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.