04 Apr 17
In this update:
- Regional workshops on the new Guide to Youth Mentoring - update
- Introducing our new training facilitators - Ross McCook and Rod Baxter
- Free presentation - Professor Renee Spencer, The University of Auckland Seelye Fellow and Harvard PHD Graduate, will speak about Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM), an innovative new approach to mentoring practice
- MentorPlus (mentoring skills) workshop - 23 & 24 May - places still available
- Local news:
- Brothers in Arms powerful video highlighting the power of 'self-talk'
- Some fun activities to bring to your mentoring sessions
- International research - Mentoring for first-generation immigrant and refugee youth
Regional workshops on the new Guide to Youth Mentoring - Upate
There were lots of happy faces at our first regional workshop for the year. Held in Nelson on the 28 March, participants came from a wide cross-section of youth focused organisations in the region including educational institutions, social services agencies, Not-for-profit organisations and the local Council.
Caroline Hoar from the Ministry of Inspiration thought it was a fabulous workshop.
'The Workbook and guide are excellent, I just wish I'd had the Guide 7 years ago!'
Registrations are now open for our next 2 workshops
There are still a couple of places available for our next workshop being held in Whangarei on the 11 April and registrations are now open for our Palmerston North workshop next month.
Check out the schedule below and be sure to keep an eye on our website or 'like' our facebook page to keep up to date.
2017 Regional Workshop schedule
Region | Centre | Date
Northland | Whangarei | Tuesday 11 April - Register online now
Manawatu | Palmerston North | Thursday 4 May - Register on line now
Waikato | Hamilton | Wednesday 7 June
West Coast | Hotitika | Tuesday 20 June
Poverty Bay | Gisborne | Tuesday 4 July
Wellington | Wellington | Wednesday 26 July
Auckland | West Auckland | Tuesday 8 August
Southland | Invercargill | Thrusday 22 August
Marlborough | Blenheim | Tuesday 12 September
Free Presentation: Professor Renee Spencer - Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM)
We are delighted to be co-hosting a presentation with The University of Auckland Seelye Fellow and Harvard PHD Graduate Professor Renee Spencer who will speak about Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM), an innovative new approach in mentoring practice where young people are encouraged and supported to select adults to be their mentors. This approach holds great potential to address a number of challenges faced by mentoring programmes such as volunteer recruitment and attrition and the low to modest outcomes acheived particularly for high risk youth.
Date and time:
Tuesday 2 May 2017
5pm - Reception - refreshments provided
6pm - 7.30pm - Presentation
Venue: Epsom Campus, Epsom Avenue, Auckland
This is a free event but you do need to register to attend: seelyefellow2017.eventbrite.co.nz
Event flyer: Renee Spencer - 2017FINAL
Introducing our new training facilitators
Ross is the founding co-director for Heart For Youth Charitable Trust. He has over 20 years experience working with youth in NZ and overseas. He is a registered CYF caregiver and a current caregiver for special needs teens along with his wife, Sue. In 2014 Ross was nominated for both “New Zealander Of The Year Awards” and “Pride of New Zealand Awards” and was awarded a community service medal for his outstanding work with youth and youth at risk. Ross is based in Auckland.
Rod works for the NZ Red Cross in their youth area. He previously worked for the Boys and Girls Institute. He has been a youth worker for many years and also runs a range of seminars and workshops on behalf of a number of organisations including Praxis and Ara Taiohi. Rod is based in Wellington.
MentorPlus (Mentoring skills) workshop, 23 & 24 May - register online now
Places still available for our 2 day MentorPlus (Mentoring skills) workshop being held in Auckland:
Dates: 23 and 24 May 2017
Location: Parnell Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Auckland
Register online now
find out more about this workshop
Brothers in Arm Youth Mentoring - Capturing the powerful self-talk of 4 young people involved in mentoring
We are thrilled to be able to share a powerful new 3 minute video Brothers In Arms Youth Mentoring has just released. It captures the powerful self-talk of four young people involved in mentoring and whilst their environments may not change, their perspective do. Please take the time to watch and share with your friends and colleagues.
Youth Mentoring Resources - fun activities to bring to your mentoring sessions
When you are stuck for an idea on what to do with your mentee (young person) at your next meeting then this repository of activities is a great place to start. It covers a wide range of areas including: communication; relationship building; positive attitude and identity; culture and diversity and academic support. Thank you to the University of Auckland, the Great Potentials Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation for making this repository of activities freely available for everyone to use in their mentoring sessions.
Click on the following link to access these activities: http://www.education.auckland.ac.nz/en/for/current-students/facilities-and-resources/youth-mentoring-resources.html
International research - Mentoring for first-generation immigrant and refugee youth
As part of our ongoing series of reviews on the evidence for specific mentoring models or mentoring various youth populations, the National Mentoring Resource Center is happy to announce the release of Mentoring for First-Generation Immigrant and Refugee Youth authored by Dr. Ashmeet Oberoi of the University of Miami.
This review examines the growing body of evidence suggesting that mentoring programs, and mentors more broadly, can be powerful supports to immigrant and refugee youth and their families. The review concludes that “mentoring programs can serve as a useful form of support for FGIRY [first generation immigrant and refugee youth], facilitating outcomes in the areas of acculturation (both language and behavioral), social integration, and academic performance.”
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Ngā mihi nui
New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
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M: 027 520 2981