Youth mentoring elective

Add depth to your arts, science or business degree and make a real difference in a young person’s life.

EDUC 200: Youth Mentoring

Course details

Course type: 15-point elective (Semester one)
Prerequisite: Any 60 points passed
Availability: Undergraduate students studying an Arts, Science, Business or Human Services qualification

If you are passionate about equity and opportunity, this course is a perfect addition to your academic CV.

Our theoretical and applied study will empower you to:

  • Develop an understanding of youth and youth mentoring
  • Gain skills and experience in mentoring
  • Help a young person who is struggling to get ahead
  • Experience the rewards of helping others

Make a real difference

You will increase your understanding of, and ability to work effectively with, young people and have the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a young person while engaging with school and family.

You will learn about youth mentoring theory and research, examine current issues including social justice and participate in a full-year mentoring internship where you will mentor a young person who needs your support to successfully manage the transition from intermediate to secondary school.

You will also examine current issues in youth mentoring, including:

  • Cultural perspectives
  • Developmental considerations
  • Youth mentoring contexts  

How to enrol

To enrol in this course, email academic director Dr Pat Bullen  ( for more information and an application form.

This course is offered in partnership with the University of Auckland and the Great Potentials Foundation.