Stars: Helping to support Kiwi kids stay stronger together

Our Stars programme strengthens young people for that often-tricky transition into high school, through training and supporting older students to mentor and walk alongside the new year 9’s.

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About Stars

Stars is a 12-month mentoring programme that supports, motivates and positively reinforces Year 9 students during their first year at high school.

Success stories

We're always excited to hear amazing stories from the youth in our programmes. We know you will be too!

Stars regions

Find out where Stars is in your region.

How you can help

Here's your chance to find out how you can help and get involved with Stars!

What people say

"Probably the best thing [about being a Stars mentor] is that you have to be a role model to your Year 9's – doing that means you have to be a role model to everyone else... it is doing the right thing, even when you are not around [your mentees]. And because you are a mentor, you have to be good at school and stay on track. You can’t just show one face to your mentees and then go to class [and do something different]." Joesph, Stars Mentor, Manurewa High School