Call for Mentors!

We are very excited to let you know that we are now close to the launch of our new youth mentoring programme – Coast Mentoring!

Coast Mentoring will connect young Coasties with an adult Coastie mentor – we are all about “Coasties mentoring Coasties.”
This programme is a collaborative project between CYC and Youth in Transition who recognised the need for the development of a youth mentoring service on the Coast. We are also thrilled to be partnering with Upside Youth Mentoring to deliver the programme. Upside have been matching young people with mentors since 2006 and with over 700 matches and 6000 hours of mentoring a year they understand and know the impact of mentoring. For more info please visit –
This is where things get even more exciting…we are now beginning our mentor recruitment process! If you or someone you know, are interested in becoming a mentor and supporting a young person to step into a brighter future, then keep reading…
Becoming a mentor means that you are there to support, encourage and equip a young person to step into a brighter future. You will be a positive role model, a friend and a guide.

“Mentoring aims to provide a purposeful, structured and trusting relationship, that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement.”
NZ Youth Mentoring
We are looking for Coasties who can commit to hanging out with a young person 1-2 hours every week for 12 months! The programme will be officially launched late September.

If you are interested in finding out more about the programme then please join us for an information evening, details below.

For any other queries about the programme, please email: