The Team

Coast Mentoring is a collaborative project between local youth organisations based in Whangaparaoa. CYC Trust + Youth in Transition recognised the need for young people on the Coast to have the support of a mentor on their journeys. We are also a part of the Upside Youth Mentoring family and excited to be delivering their programme on the Coast. By working together with the community, the Coast Mentoring team believes that we can support, encourage and equip our young people to step into a brighter future!


CYC Trust is an independent charitable Trust established in 2006 to work with young people and their families on the Hibiscus Coast. Their mission is to provide direction, leadership, and hope to support and mentor young people, their caregivers and their families.

CYC's services are relational in nature, and encompass one on one mentoring and group programmes with youth workers. All CYC's initiatives are strengths based and designed to help young people and families establish effective relationships while developing resilience. Through these initiatives, CYC is able to continue strengthening youth, empowering families and building community.


Youth in Transition is a group of skilled, dedicated and passionate people committed to supporting any young person, their family and close friends, on that journey – for however long it may take.

The Trust’s core service involves a programme called the “Journey Back to Awesome” which is proving to be highly successful in addressing the needs of young people who are dealing with issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation.


We are stoked to be partnering with Upside Youth Mentoring to deliver the programme to the Coast.

Upside has been matching young people with mentors since 2006 and with over 700 matches and 6000 hours of mentoring a year, they have seen time and time again the life-changing effects of thie mentoring connection.

Upside also partners with Springboard in Rodney and Tipu Skills for Life in Tauranga who deliver Upside's mentoring programme to their local communities.