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Z Good in the Hood

September 27th, 2022


Little token = Big impact

Z is for New Zealand, so it just makes sense they support the things that matter in our local communities. That's why Good in the Hood was created.

Upside Youth Mentoring is so pleased to be part of this great initiative for 2022, with Z Energy customers able to vote for Upside when they visit: 

Welcome to life on the Upside.

Changing lives with ‘What’s up’ & ‘See you next week’. The need for change for young people is massive, Upside Youth Mentoring Aotearoa exists to help change one young life at a time with a consistent & stable mentor/adult relationship to have the most incredible positive effect. That transformative power ripples out through a whānau, through a community & generations.

Upside’s mission is to support change in Aotearoa’s young people who have adverse childhood experiences. Young people aged 9-13 are referred to Upside because they have been identified as needing a consistent adult in their life to support them through their recovery from the trauma faced in their early years.

These positive relationships are a vital step in countering the impacts of the various traumas they have lived through. Upside’s mentoring programme sees outcomes including:

  • Improving educational attainment
  • Improving physical health
  • Improving mental health
  • Avoiding child placement
  • Avoiding family violence

And, what can happen in one year of mentoring?

See for yourself as 3 mentoring relationships go from complete strangers to confidantes and close friends. A journey of up's and down's, but with an undeniable positive outcome. 

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a mentor find out more info about mentoring or contact a Mentoring Coordinator today.