Whats the problem?

You either know it from experience or observation - being a young person is tough.

There is no more important time in life. Between the ages of 10 and 24 young people face unprecedented pressures, make life-altering decisions and experiment with risky behaviour.

We know many young people don’t make it through unscathed.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

  • 90% of Teens

    have experimented with alcohol by age 14

  • 60% of teens

    have experienced bullying of some kind

  • 20% of teens

    will experience depression of some kind

  • Only 5%

    of a teen’s social media friends are considered real friendships

What Can I Do?

Become A Mentor
Become A Mentor
Everything you’ve thought about mentoring is wrong – you don’t have to be a ‘success story’ or have world leading talents. You don’t have to be grey-haired or even young at heart. All you need is a willingness to make a difference. So whoever you are, we’ll help you access the information and training you need to become a life-changing mentor and link you to a mentoring programme in your area. Get Started Now!
Start A Programme
Start A Programme
We can help your church or community group start a BeSomebody2Someone youth mentoring programme. We’ll step you through the process – from understanding your community’s needs, to planning, designing and implementing a life-changing programme. We’ll even help fund it. Explore this site further to learn more about what’s involved, then contact us when you’re ready to take the next step. Get Started Now!
Provide Support
Provide Support
We’re kicking off Be Somebody 2 Someone youth mentoring programmes across New Zealand. So even if it isn’t possible for you to be involved in a programme near you we still need your help. You can make a donation here to ensure these life-changing programmes can continue, or contact us to learn how you can provide support to another Be Somebody 2 Someone programme.

How's our programme different?

The Be Somebody 2 Someone programme is based on years of research and practical youth mentoring experience that identified four vital elements for young people’s lives – Connectedness, Mastery, Generosity and Independence.

Without them young people often fall off the rails. But with a mentor by their side, ensuring they discover these four vital elements we can help young people navigate their youth safely and become adults that contribute positively to the world.

The resources, training and support that make up Be Somebody 2 Someone programme are specifically designed to ensure our mentors are able to be that somebody young people need.

Connectedness

Mastery

Generosity

Independence

Stories

The difference Mentors can make

Assess, Build, Create, Deliver, Evaluate

Assess

Assess the needs in your community

Build

Get the team together and meet with your local community

Create

Get creative designing your mentoring programme.

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