The Gippsland East Youth Mentoring Program is about engaging young people at the secondary school level who are at risk of leaving school early. We provide mentors on a one on one basis who will became a friend to a young person to help them with career choices, further education and to enjoy other fun activities like crafts, sports and life experiences. Once a friendship is formed the student and mentor can continue to work together to work through and overcome life’s challenges.
Gippsland East Youth Mentoring Program
Program Type: One to One
Contact Person: Rhonda Gray
Phone: 03 5153 1122
Street Address: 27 Riverine Street , Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875
Postal Address: P.O Box 331, Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875
Mentor Age: 21-99
Mentee Age: 12-25
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Once mentors are interviewed they undertake a 20hr training program. They are invited to PD's when available, such as PACTS training and ASSIST training.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Application Form Refence checked Interviewed by a panel of 2 people training Working With Children Check
Mentor Position Description: A mentor is a positive role model for a young person. They are to help with introducing a young person to career options. A mentor needs to be committed, reliable and youth friendly.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: One hour per week for 10 weeks.