Helpful Youth Mentoring Links
The Heart For Youth Charitable Trust (H4Y) is on the North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. It’s mission: “To accept, connect, equip and encourage youth & young adults through the integration of training processes and programs covering life skills/ values, self-awareness, self-esteem/ self-discipline principles and personal growth of all youth/young adults from any ethnicities – inclusive of youth at risk, those marginalised, underprivileged and those having special needs or disabilities in Aotearoa New Zealand”.
Our four core values of H4Y are: ACCEPT CONNECT EQUIP ENCOURAGE
Some of the programs offered include: youth mentoring, parent support, life skills training, counselling and crisis support, ‘in-schools’ peer mentor training and support and lots more.
Coast Youth Community Trust (Coast Mentoring)
Launched in New Zealand in October 2020, Coast Youth Community Trust (CYCT) runs a youth mentoring program in collaboration with Upside Youth Mentoring. CYCT supports young people aged 10-24 yrs who would benefit from having an adult mentor to support them on their journey. Mentors meet up with their mentee on a weekly basis. Together they talk, learn, grow and have a lot of fun along the way!
Upside Youth Mentoring
Upside Youth Mentoring (formerly Brothers In Arms) supports change in Aotearoa New Zealand’s young people with adverse childhood experiences. We want to help them feel a little brighter and more loved than they did yesterday. Our dream is to change the future of our nation. We’ve been matching young people with mentors since 2006 and with over 700 matches and 6000 hours of mentoring a year, we’ve seen time and time again the life-changing effects of this connection. 90% success rate in 2019 (24% higher than international standard). We work with young people aged 9-13 years old who have been referred to us from principals, counsellors, psychologists and social workers who believe a positive role model is what this young person needs to help navigate their current challenges.
Currently, on this link you will learn the following:
What is Vaping?
Types of Vapes
A discussion on whether or not vaping is dangerous including the negative known effects of vaping
The current outbreak of vaping illnesses
Whether or not countries such as Canada or the UK have similar issues
Why teens vape
How to tell if a teen is vaping
How not to properly stop teens from vaping
How to properly stop teens from vaping
Increasingly neuroscience research is suggesting that drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many adolescents don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side-effects fade. Although this is a USA website, there is some helpful information for anyone wanting to know more about drug and alcohol abuse. Always double-check the services available in the areas in which you live and work.
Another interesting site looks at youth addictions including video-gaming
Check on whether your child has addiction symptoms and might need help or treatment
A New Zealand organization with parenting programs, family coaching, school programs, online support and much more. Many resources available.
The MISSION of the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) is to provide an organized framework that empowers and encourages adult volunteers to give their time, effort, ideas and advocacy in seeking life-changing solutions for children living in educationally and economically disadvantaged environments such as the Cabrini-Green housing development in Chicago. There is some interesting material on their site. There is also access to other mentor and tutor blog pages which are well worth visiting.
Created in 1989 in the USA, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership is a not-for-profit partnership between state government and business leaders with a mission to keep Connecticut’s youth safe, successful and drug-free. The Partnership provides leadership and services to help schools, communities, youth organizations, colleges and businesses create and sustain quality programs in five core areas:
- Increasing the number of youth who have the caring support of a mentor (some useful information for working with Corporate groups and establishing mentoring programs can be found here)
- Helping local communities build coalitions and programs to address underage drinking
- Helping schools develop and implement effective drug and violence prevention programming including Student Assistance Programs, bullying, conflict resolution and peer mediation programs
- Helping colleges/universities address issues and behavior related to alcohol abuse
- Delivering anti-drug messages through the media
- Giving parents the skills they need to protect their children against drugs and other problems
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership works in collaboration with local, regional and statewide providers to maximize youth development programming without duplicating services. The Partnership’s programs affect children in virtually every community in the state.