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.
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.