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.
News | September 1st, 2020
Click here to read an inspiring write up by Leonie Hayden from The Spinoff news agency.
News | August 27th, 2020
Radio New Zealand host Jesse Mulligan spent 10 minutes with Upside CEO Dave Robertson to talk about how we have adapted to the new Covid world.
News | August 2nd, 2020
In case you missed it, COVID-19 means we lost about $100,000 in funding. And so an epic mentor, Link, went on a mission to save camp!
News | July 3rd, 2020
Despite COVID-19, we've had a record number of mentor applications this year and are so excited to have our training days back up and running.
News | June 22nd, 2020
"During a crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak, families need their immediate, basic needs, food, housing and responsive relationships met before they can focus on anything else.” Harvard University, Centre on the Developing Child
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!
News | March 24th, 2020
As we head into social isolation as a nation, our young people and their whānau need connection more than ever.
Evidence | March 13th, 2020
"We don't know where these young people might have been today had it not been for their relationships with their mentors who have been advocates, supporters, trustworthy confidants, listening ears, voices of wisdom and of immense care."