What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is…

…a special relationship.

Our young people know our mentors are volunteers from their own community. They’re not there because they’re paid to be, but because they want to be. It’s a great basis for a trusting relationship built over a year of meeting and doing things together.

…a time and space to talk.

We all need a bit of extra support from time to time. If you’re young and you’re coping with extra pressures at school or at home, you need someone to listen to what’s going on. Mentors aren’t there to judge, or to fix things. They’re there to listen and encourage

…a pathway forward.

Often young people have a clear idea what they’d like to do next. Others just want to feel happier, healthier and more confident. Our mentors can help young people with practical things like homework and interview skills – and help them cope with life’s challenges.

…a connection to community

Every young person deserves access to the opportunities in their own community: recreational, cultural, educational. We help mentors introduce new skills and interests to young people, and create special activities to help everyone fulfill their potential.


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