Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program

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Contact Person: Suzi Field
Position: Youth Frontiers Program Manager
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Phone: 02 9521 0504
Mobile: 0416 471 376
Street Address: 38 Eton Street, Sutherland 2232
Postal Address: PO Box 915, Sutherland, NSW 1499
Website http://www.ssben.com.au

Youth Frontiers is a NSW mentoring program that matches up self nominated students in Years 8 or 9 with a volunteer adult mentor. The aim of the program is to engage young people through quality mentoring with a focus on building confidence, self-esteem, and communication skills.

The program enables young people to overcome barriers to participating in their communities through the development of a Community Project of the young persons choosing.

In 2017 we are looking for mentors to work with a student over a 6 month period. Only 10 hours of face to face required. Free Mentor Training Provided.

Project Themes the student can choose from:
*Empowering Women
*Centenary of Anzac
*Sport
*Environment
*Youth Mental Health
*Community Harmony

*You don’t need to be an expert in any of these areas

2017 Mentor positions available in:
*Coogee
*Cronulla
*Heathcote
*Heffron
*Kogarah
*Maroubra
*Holsworthy
*Miranda
*Oatley
*Rockdale
*Vaucluse

*SSBEN provides Mentor Support
Receive FREE Mentor Training. SSBEN will manage the application process for you, leaving you to pass on valuable skills to a young person improving their life skills such as teamwork, leadership and decision making skills.
*Only 1-2 hours weekly/fortnightly required
*Close to home
*Flexible times/days to mentor
*Contribute to your community whilst enhancing your professional development!
*Program runs from Mid April 2017 to Mid October 2017.

Mentor Age: 18+
Mentee Age: Year 8 and 9
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Attend a free initial 4 hour mentor training course that aligns with the AYMN Benchmarks. Resources and catering provided
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: *Training Course *Application form *2 x personal ref checks *100 points ID *Working with Children Check *National Crime Check
Mentor Position Description: Mentor Role • Serve as a positive role model and friend • Build the relationship by planning and participating in the community/school based project together • Strive for mutual respect • Strengthen teamwork, communication, leadership and decision making skills • Help young people set goals by providing them with knowledge and skills that may link them to further training/employment opportunities or an improvement of their educational outcomes
Mentor Minimum Commitment: *1-2 hours weekly/fortnightly * 6 months
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