Walking alongside teenagers at school
Is your teenager struggling to keep up at school? Finding it hard to stay focused? Starting out at high school can create a lot of pressure for young people as they enter a new stage of their life.
We are here to help Year 9 and 10 students re-engage with school life. Youth workers use the Check & Connect programme to mentor students for a minimum of two years. We provide this service in partnership with the Anglican Trust for Women and Children.
Our trained mentors help students:
- develop a positive attitude to learning
- increase their problem-solving abilities
- improve attendance
- set goals to raise their academic performance.
Youth workers/ mentors are available in:
- Manurewa High School
- James Cook High School
- Papatoetoe High School
- Mangere College
- Tamaki College
- Kelston Girls High School
- Alfriston College
Where to start
- Find out more from your school or one of the our Family Works sites (please note we only have mentors in some Auckland areas).
- The school nominates students for the programme.
- Students accepted into the programme are matched with a youth worker/ mentor.
- The mentor works with the student, school staff, the family/whānau and other services to provide comprehensive support.
“Through my mentor I’ve been able to discover what I need at school to get into game design.”