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.


Creator | Kaihanga
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Keywords | Kupu
Young People, Mentoring, Youth Work, Youth, Mentoring Programmes, Long Term, Mentee, Whānau
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Weber-Sparrow, J. (2023). Long Term Impacts of Youth Mentoring: A thematic analysis of interviews collected with previous mentees, mentors and mentee whānau of the Challenge for Change mentoring programme. Wellington, New Zealand: BGI.

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