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NZ Youth Mentoring Conference registrations close today!

03 Sep 13

Conference registrations close today! 

Today is your last chance to register for the conference next week.  You can register online now

Our stellar line up of presenters cover the spectrum of youth development in New Zealand. 

Some speakers you will hear from: 

John Kotoisuva, Founder / Chief Executive, C-Me Mentoring FoundationJohn Kotoisuva_opt

In his address, John will share the outcomes his team are achieving through their  innovative “Trades At School” programme which manages the students transition from secondary school into skilled industry employment and higher education in partnership with community, families, schools, industry, and industry training organisations through a holistic approach to individual development.

Claire O'Connell, Head of Sales, Facebook NZclaire o'connell_opt

'Is there a place for Social Media tools in youth mentoring?'  Claire will share some insight into how teens are using social media in New Zealand, and some ideas on how it could be used to facilitate Youth Mentoring.


Jason (Jay) Mareroa, Deputy Chair, Auckland Youth Advsory CouncilJason Mareroa_opt

'Yesterday’s mind-set vs. today’s reality.'  Allowing young people space to participate in decision-making has always been advocated but only ever existed as a myth. Today young people in Auckland have slaughtered the myth and are reclaiming ‘authority’, translated to mean, authorising their own entity!

As part of authorising their entity, young people in Auckland have evolved their existence and ensured absolute integral participation at the table where it counts. No longer a tokenistic voice, young people in Auckland sit around the decision-making table in one of the most influential positioned seats in local government history.

Download the full Conference programme to find out more about the comprehesive 2 day programme that has been put together. 

You will have the opportunity to meet our many conference presenters and connect with your peers in the field. 

Register on line today. 

Stop press:  Optional early session added to Day two of programme

We are delighted that Professor Marie Kavanagh, from the University of Southern Queensland and three of her colleagues  will be attending the conference next week.  They are working on the BEAMS project (Building Engagement and Aspirations through Mentoring in Schools). A multi-faceted project that aims to extend and deepen partnerships between university and primary and secondary schools.  We have added an optional early session on day two of the conference for those interested in finding out more about the work being undertaken. Professor Kavanagh and her colleagues will present preliminary results for the project to would welcome input and feedback.

Please pass this e-newsletter on to others in your community that work with young people and may be interested in attending the conference.  

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