Youth Mentoring - February 2021
09 Feb 21
ngā mihi o te tau hou
We hope that you and your whānau have had a safe and happy summer holiday break. Whilst the 1st January marks the start of a new year it doesn’t mean the challenges we have all been facing as a human race during 2020 have gone away, but hopefully it brings renewed energy and hope for the year ahead.
Here at the NZ Youth Mentoring Network we are currently finalising plans for a new series of workshops to be held around the regions, thanks to further funding from The Tindall Foundation. We will be announcing locations and dates for the year shortly so keep up-to-date via our website and facebook page.
We will also be running 2 public MentorPlus workshops in Auckland during May and November. Organisations who want to train a number of team members are finding it really valuable and cost effective to arrange a special in-house workshop rather than attend the public ones. If you would like to find out more about this or anyother opportunities then please feel free to contact us to discuss. https://www.youthmentoring.org.nz/contact.cfm
Planning for INVOLVE 2021 to be held in Wellington 9th - 11th August is progressing well too. Calls for applications to present are now open and Ara Taiohi is running a series of webiners in the lead-up. Read all about this in the e-news articles below.
We look forward to keeping you up-to-date on mentoring activities throughout the year.
In this issue:
INVOLVE 2021 - Save the date: 9-11 August 2021
INVOLVE 2021 will be held in Wellington and online on 9-11 August 2021!
Keep up to date with all the exciting announcements via our website or by joining the Facebook Event. This is the best way to hear the latest INVOLVE news in real-time.
We also have a brand new Instagram page for the INVOLVE conferences! Check it out and give us a follow: search INVOLVEconference or go to https://www.instagram.com/INVOLVEconference/
Present at INVOLVE 2021
Applications are open!
Only 1 month left to apply!
We would love to hear from you and your team. Applications will stay open until 22nd February,
so get yours in now. Click here to go straight to the application form
Who can apply?
Anyone and everyone! If you are doing good mahi either with or for the benefit of rangatahi, then we want to hear from you. Applications are invited from across the sector – from anyone keen to share their insights and learning from practice and research, or expertise in capability building. We aim to crowd source a range of presentations that represent the range of the sector and offer INVOLVE attendees the opportunity to learn new things, gain specific skills, hear about innovative programmes and research, and stretch the horizons of their practice with rangatahi.
We are happy to receive applications that are still in the ideas stage or about projects in progress etc… just give us as much information as you have, and tell us what you hope to share through a presentation.
Check out our website for more information
Can’t wait until August? INVOLVE Webiner Series -starts February 2021
Every Wednesday in February, we will be hosting an INVOLVE-style webinar set to help you learn, grow, and connect. These hour-long sessions will be informative and engaging ways for you to hear about different mahi happening in the sector, extend your knowledge or practice, and find connection with others tuning in.
To find out more about our Webinar Series, head to
CONNECTIONS Newsletter: Summer 2020/2021
Just incase you missed our latest edition of our CONNECTIONS newsletter published just before Christmas, then here it is again.
- Challenge and triumphs of mentoring in lockdown.
- Top tips for working with volunteer mentors.
- A community approach to mentoring.
Click here to read the full Connections newletter NZYMN Newsletter
Please pass this e-newsletter on to others in your community who work with young people and have an interest in mentoring and like our facebook page to keep up to date.
Ngā mihi nui
Joy Eaton and the NZYMN team
New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 021 468 851