KiwiMANA Kaiārahi - Stepping Up For Life
Our KiwiMANA programme is about helping youth create great lives
Supporting our taitamariki through mentoring, building trust, listening and sharing aroha
Our Kaiārahi (mentors) work with KiwiMANA youth to support the Four Cornerstones of Wellness, as illustrated in Te Whare Tapa Whā health model by Sir Mason Durie: Mental/Emotional–taha hinengaro, Physical–taha tinana, Spiritual–taha wairua, Social–taha whānau.
- Respect for Self is a baseboard from which health choices can spring
- Every Child has Talents or Gifts but some need our help to unwrap them
- All Taitamariki (children and young people) have the right to thrive
Ways you can help
Become angel youth mentor (Kaiārahi)
Our KiwiMANA Kaiārahi Programme is about matching mentors to young people. Our mentors make a real difference, and you can too!
We are looking for people from 25 to 75yrs old who are empathetic, calm and genuinely interested in youth development and wellness. You must be culturally sensitive, have a clean and current drivers license, be drug free and willing to share your time with one or more local youth. While a police vetting check is part of the process, any previous criminal records will not necessarily prohibit you from registering interest. We want people who understand the difficulties life can present, and who have navigated to a healthy and sustainable present. Register your interest on this page and we will follow up with you by email to start with. (No commitment at all by registering interest!)