Challenge for Change (C4C) is a mentoring programme run by BGI, a youth development organisation. C4C fosters mentoring partnerships between volunteer mentors and young people ages 9-13.
This research aimed to understand the long-term impacts of youth mentoring, what facilitated those impacts, and how to broaden the positive impacts. To explore this, interviews were conducted with previous mentees, mentors and whānau members who participated in the C4C programme between 2002 and 2022.
This research indicates the C4C programme is successful in promoting positive long-term impacts for those who engage in the programme. This report outlines the impacts thematically, followed by recommendations for practice.