The Youth Mentoring Network

About Us


The New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network (NZYMN) is the national hub for the youth mentoring sector in New Zealand. We proivde advice, support, access to resources and professional development in intentional youth mentoring. 

Our Purpose

Fostering intentional youth mentoring with Taiohi in Aotearoa.

Our Vision

Youth mentoring in Aotearoa New Zealand is culturally located, informed by best practice and is strong, effective and safe.

Our Values

Manaakitanga: we uphold the mana of others.

Mātauranga: we promote knowledge and understanding.

Tautua: we lead through service.

Grounded: we are informed by cultural perspectives.

Collective Impact: we build energy, optimism and hauora.

Our Strategic Goals

Strengthen Networks: encourage mentoring connections; grown youth mentoring database; organise conferences.

Build Capacity: deliver mentor training; facilitate programme / provider development; promote youth participation.

Share resources: publish Guide to Youth Mentoring; Develop website; offer a range of resources.

Provide Advocacy: Provide speciality advice; seek and understand evidence; inform the community.