Community Mentoring is about enabling you to grow into your potential – your own, self-determined, vision of a good life.
We won’t tell you what that should look like, or how to get there. Our job is to support you to figure it out for yourself, then support you as you work towards it, step by step.
How we work
Helping you determine what’s important to you. What goals would you like to achieve and what are the steps that will take you there? We use uniquely engaging planning tools, like PATH, MAPS and FOCUS to help you visualise and plan.
Working with you as you develop the skills, confidence and support network to work through each step. This happens at a speed you’re comfortable with and has an emphasis on helping you build meaningful relationships that support you. You’ll have as much, or as little, input from us as you’d like. It’s up to you to determine what level is right for you.
All going to plan, by this stage we’ve worked ourselves out of a job as you’re ready to carry on with just your natural support network. It’s a eureka moment for all of us. Unless of course you’ve decided you’d like to tackle another goal with your mentor, in which case we start again at the beginning.
PATH, MAPS and FOCUS are graphic facilitation tools for ‘big picture’ and whole of life planning for individuals and their family/whānau.
Each tool involves a co-facilitated process to develop a comprehensive plan in pictorial form that explores an individual’s aspiration for a good life and identifies action steps to achieve positive and possible outcomes.
The graphic facilitation process means that the PATH, MAPS and FOCUS planning tools are accessible for all persons, regardless of communication abilities, and they promote the principles of Enabling Good Lives.
Transition from school
Interactionz provides a person-driven transition from school service to explore what is available to you once you leave school.
With our 50-year experience providing services in the Hamilton community we will ensure that you and your family/whānau are fully informed about all of your options for post-school life – catered to your personal aspirations and goals.
With our Transitions Service we offer you:
- Person-driven transition plan led by you and your family/whānau, using tried-and-true visual planning tools
- Support you need to explore all your options
Are you eligible for our Transitions Services?
You are eligible if you:
- Are aged between 16 and 21
- Receive Ongoing and Resources Scheme (ORS) funding
- Are in your last year of secondary or tertiary study
If you are ready to transition from school, our mentors are ready to walk the journey with you.