NZSA Youth Mentor Programme

With the support of Creative New Zealand, we offer a Youth Mentor programme aimed at senior secondary school students.

The aims are to nurture, encourage, inspire and develop emerging writers with the support of established authors through the mentoring process.

There are four 9 hour mentorships available nationwide. Students will be matched with an experienced YA writer.

Applications for this programme are open between 9 Feb and 6 April.

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAMME ARE OPEN FROM FEB TO APRIL

HERE’S WHAT SOME OF OUR YOUTH MENTEES HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEIR MENTORSHIP

‘The relationship and communication with my mentor was amazing. All the goals I set were personally settled upon which allowed for great project development and personal achievement’.

“I enjoyed how the mentorship was very individualised to my personal goals and needs. I also enjoyed the opportunity for open discussion, which often helped me approach a concept from a different perspective. The opportunity to submit reworked sections of my manuscript for feedback also allowed me to see the ways in which I’d improved.”

“I feel like I can go on from this with the skills needed to write a decent story. I still have a lot to learn, but that comes with the process, and I’ve been given the guidance I need to make that journey on my own”.

THIS PROGRAMME IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND