Positive role models for young people
For more details please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-off-the-streets-mentor-program-information-session-tickets-103878595676
One of our most successful programs aimed at supporting young people develop important life skills is our Mentor program, where a mentee is matched with a responsible adult who acts as a positive and influential role model.
The Mentoring program offers three different mentor streams of support for our young people, and we are currently recruiting enthusiastic and committed mentors to be trained up and matched.
The mentor/mentee relationships formed across the three mentoring streams all focus on empowering young people to reach their full potential and build their self-esteem. Mentors act as a resource and guide, whilst drawing on their own life experiences to model desirable behaviours and qualities for their mentee.
Our mentors come from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences to support our young people and display the following qualities:
Depending on the program, mentors are required to make a minimum 1-2 year commitment to the program. The amount of weekly or fortnightly contact time varies and is agreed and negotiated between mentor and young person, but can be anywhere between 1-3 hours a week/fortnight. Mentors and mentees may interact either over the phone, by email or face to face. For those mentors with mentees based interstate, contact is generally via phone, email or e-technology.
Our mentees are aged between 12 and 21 years of age and are primarily based in the Sydney area, with some based regionally or interstate. We provide mentors the opportunity to meet their mentees face-to-face; however a number of mentors are not matched with someone in the same location.
All mentees that take part in the Youth Off The Streets mentor program are required to be currently accessing one or more Youth Off The Streets Services.
Interested applicants are required to:
Please be aware that the selection and training process can take a few months and matches will generally occur in the second half of the year following training. We thank applicants for their patience.
During the month of May, Youth Off The Streets will be providing online Mentor Information Sessions. For more details please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-off-the-streets-mentor-program-information-session-tickets-103878595676
For any specific questions relating to our mentoring opportunities, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org