The Youth Mentoring Network



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.

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. 

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

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. 

Read about

  • 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

Closing message

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


Newsletter Archives

12 Dec 23:Season's greetings from the Youth Mentoring Network
22 Aug 23:Youth Mentoring training scheduled for remainder of 2023 - register online now
14 Jun 23:Youth Mentoring Network - Mid-year update
03 Mar 23:Youth Mentoring workshops - 2023 Schedule
13 Dec 22:Season's Greetings from NZYMN
08 Sep 22:September workshops - Whai Wahitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring
20 Jul 22:Whai Wahitanga - Active Youth Participation in Mentoring - August workshops - book online now
20 Jun 22:Kaitaia and Nelson workshops 28 & 29 June - Whai Wahitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring
17 Dec 21:Meri kirihimete from NZYMN
11 Aug 21:Youth Mentoring - new one day workshop on Active Youth Participation in Mentoring
14 Jul 21:INVOLVE 2021 update: 9 - 11 August
09 Feb 21:Youth Mentoring - February 2021
17 Dec 20:Youth Mentoring - Season's Greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
27 Oct 20:Youth Mentoring - Spring update
20 Jul 20:Youth Mentoring - July 2020 update
12 Dec 19:Seasons greetings from NZYMN
07 May 19:May 2019 update
06 Mar 19:March 2019 update
14 Dec 18:Season's Greetings from NZYMN
09 Aug 18:August e-news
16 Jul 18:Involve 2018 - three exciting announcements
09 Jul 18:July update
10 May 18:May e-news update
22 Feb 18:February e-news
19 Dec 17:Seasons greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
29 Aug 17:August e-news
06 Jul 17:July e-news
14 Jun 17:June e-news update
25 May 17:May e-news
20 Apr 17:Invitation - Professor Renée Spencer - Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM)
04 Apr 17:April e-news
02 Mar 17:Youth Mentoring news - March 2017
21 Dec 16:Happy holidays from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
24 Nov 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
25 Oct 16:Registrations for Wellington & Auckland Regional workshops - now open
12 Oct 16:October update - Regional workshops on the new Youth Mentoring Guide
13 Sep 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
16 Aug 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
20 Jul 16:Youth Mentoring latest news - July 2016
07 Jun 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference - just 2 days left to register
31 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - final week to register
25 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 20 days to go
18 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 4 weeks away
12 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 5 weeks away
02 May 16:Youth Mentoring special one day conference, 14 June 2016
18 Dec 15:December 2015 update
01 Sep 15:September Youth Mentoring Update
23 Jun 15:June 2015 - Youth Mentoring update
17 Jun 15:Prof. Michael Karcher presentation - update
09 Jun 15:Prof. Karcher presentation - revised RSVP link
09 Jun 15:Invitation - Professor Michael J. Karcher - Mentoring the mentors
16 Apr 15:Youth Mentoring update - April 2015
10 Mar 15:Invitation - Distinguished visitor - Wellington and Auckland events
19 Feb 15:Invitation - Professor Zimmerman, Mentoring at risk Youth
17 Dec 14:December 2014 Update
26 Aug 14:Invitation to register your programme with the Youth Mentoring Network
23 May 14:May 2014 - Youth Mentoring News
22 Apr 14:MentorPlus workshop - Wellington 12 and 13 May - 3 places left!
11 Apr 14:Youth Mentoring April update
12 Mar 14:Festival of Education: Youth Mentoring sessions - places limited - register now
11 Mar 14:INVITATION: Festival of Education - Auckland and Christchurch
20 Dec 13:Seasons Greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
23 Oct 13:Youth Mentoring - October update
17 Sep 13:Youth Mentoring - September update
03 Sep 13:NZ Youth Mentoring Conference registrations close today!
28 Aug 13:National Youth Mentoring Conference - last chance to register
21 Aug 13:2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - registrations close in 2 weeks
14 Aug 13:2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - special group discount
25 Jul 13:2013 Youth Mentoring Conference - Earlybird registration finishes 31 July
05 Jul 13:2013 Conference - programme and presenters confirmed
30 May 13:May update - 2013 New Zealand conference