Young Achievers Program

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Contact Person: Lana Block
Position: Young Achievers Program Corodinator
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Phone: 03 8517 5626
Mobile: 0423 051 855
Address: 619 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004
Website http://www.jewishcare.org.au/

he Young Achievers Program is managed by Jewish Care. Jewish Care is a community-based organisation with strong community ties and a long history of working with youth and volunteers. Generously sponsored by private donors in the Jewish community, this exciting initiative commenced in 2003 to provide young Jewish people with promise and passion, the opportunity and encouragement to reach their full potential. Through financial and personal support, students are given a chance to achieve career and life goals. The Young Achievers Program is available to Jewish students in Year 10 and above at both Jewish and non Jewish schools. The young people apply to the program for a year and have the option to reapply for up to 3 year. The program consists of three components: 1.Mentoring: Support, encouragement and guidance from an individual personal mentor 2. Workshops: Monthly workshops covering a broad range of topics to encourage personal growth and professional skills development 3.Financial support: $500 to assist with educational expenses and educational/personal development resources

Mentor Age: 25+
Mentee Age: 15-18
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors The Mentors take part in a 6 hour training session usually broken into 3 x 2 hour session. It includes communication, boundaries, what is a mentor, the match, goal setting.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Mentors who apply to the program have to fill in an application form that includes referees, and signing a commitment and confidentiality form. The mentor also have to have a police check and a working with children check. Once their application is accepted they have an interview with the coordinator and all referees are called.
Mentor Position Description: Offer a consistent, non-judgmental relationship to the student Assist in providing support and suggestions to the student Offer realistic advice and support the student in their decision making processes Gain the trust of the student Promote the young person's self esteem and confidence Assist the young person in seeking employment, training, or other programs that will promote their personal and professional development Assist in the promotion of the mentoring program Adhere to the confidentiality policy of the organization Liase with the Youth Projects Coordinator regularly Attend meetings as scheduled
Mentor Minimum Commitment: at least 1 hour a month with weekly phone, email or text contact between catch ups.
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