How Can You Help?

No matter your stage or expertise, SEF wants your help to achieve our goal of developing great boys into great men.


Become a Mentor

If you are a male leader in your field and would like to inspire the next generation of young men, please apply here.

This will give you the unique opportunity to see a young man become a successful young professional. On-going support and training will be provided throughout the programme by a supervising coaching psychologist to allow both student and mentor to get the most out of the programme.

On application all Mentors are interviewed and referee checked before being matched with a Student.

As we are unaware of the students’ areas of study until we have completed recruitment in September/October, we have a very short timeline to identify and train our Mentors. If you think this is something you would like to do please complete the Application Form and Ministry of Justice form or contact SEF to find out more.

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Become a Buddy

If you are a male student in your second or third year of tertiary study and would be interested in supporting a younger student, please apply here. You will receive $1000 of financial assistance towards your studies.

On application all Buddies are interviewed and referee checked before being trained and matched with a Student.

As we are unaware of the students’ areas of study until we have completed recruitment in September/October, we have a very short timeline to identify and train our Buddies. If you think this is something you would like to do please either complete the Application Form or fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back to you with more information.

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Become a Work Experience Provider

If your organisation is interested in getting a preview of SEF’s future graduates from the University of Auckland or AUT, you can offer some experience in your workplace to a current scholar.

We are looking for organisations who could commit to providing two weeks work in one of the university breaks to our scholars. The process is simple and whilst we would prefer our scholars to be paid, most of our young men would be willing to work for these two weeks without pay. This “taste” of a workplace would be invaluable for them.

From your point of view, taking one of our scholars would give you an opportunity to work with an able, talented and hard-working young man. We anticipate that our scholars will impress you and that in some cases you may well find a future employee.

We would be keen to talk to organisations who work within the following fields; law, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, property, engineering and information technology.

Please fill out the form on our contact page by following the link below and we will get back to you with further information.


Become a Sponsor

If you would like to become a sponsor for the SEF Programme, please call Liz on 027 482 0081 or if you prefer fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back to you with more information.

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Become a Workshop Facilitator

If you are an expert in professional skills or youth development and would like to deliver a workshop to the SEF family, please fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back to you with more information.