But does it work?
Date: May 14th, 2014

As we stare down the barrel of an austerity budget, the expectations of funders for hard results from all sections of the charitable sector will become more rigorous. Funding agencies and policymakers will require programs to follow evidence based best practices when designing and implementing programs and will compare the impacts to those found in …

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Social media and the new landscape of youth mentoring
Date: April 15th, 2014

Social media and social networking offer numerous ways to engage with volunteers, youth and staff and the majority of mentoring organisations report using some type of social media to connect with their stakeholders. Additionally, many of today’s youth use social networking as one of their primary methods of communication and it can be a wonderful …

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Cross-cultural mentoring
Date: March 25th, 2014

A great deal of discussion is happening across Australia about immigration. Fear, misperceptions, and lack of information have created a climate of uncertainty about offering support, services or a helping hand to many groups of “new” Australians. However, by taking the time to gain awareness and reconfirm your support to help young people—all young people—you …

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Youth Initiated Mentoring
Date: February 18th, 2014

In this newsletter edition of ‘In the Loop’ we turn the spot light on research focused on Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM) – a novel approach to mentoring in which youth select mentors from the community of adults who are already part of their social networks. The concept builds on the emotional bond between an adult …

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Welcome to 2014
Date: January 30th, 2014

Dear AYMN members and friends, A belated happy New Year to you all. I hope you celebrated the start of 2014 in good spirits with family and friends. Now that we’re a month into the New Year, it’s good to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us as a Network. But …

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Christmas message
Date: December 9th, 2013

As is usually the case at this time of the year, we all reflect on how quickly the year has passed and it is incredible to think that we will be celebrating Christmas in just a few weeks, and in just a week after that, 2014 will have arrived. So as 2013 draws to a …

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Next steps for the Australian Youth Mentoring Network
Date: July 16th, 2013

Since the introduction of the subscription fee in June, we have had a strong uptake of programs that now have full and complete access to the suite of Australian Youth Mentoring Network resources and services. We now count some of Australia’s smallest and largest mentoring programs as members and this is great news for our …

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Keeping the youth mentoring sector strong, sustainable and relevant
Date: May 17th, 2013

Back in April, we announced that AYMN would implement a membership fee for continued access to AYMN materials and training discounts. The new membership package, together with innovative fundraising activities, mark an important milestone for the Network as we pave the way for a sustainable model for supporting youth mentoring across Australia. We began this …

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Announcing our new membership structure
Date: April 12th, 2013

Since 2006, when the AYMN was founded we have grown on multiple fronts. We now count approximately 250 organisations as registered members; we have a biannual national conference, a set of regularly reviewed and updated national benchmarks, we are working with State Governments to develop and implement mentoring frameworks and we have delivered a series …

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AYMN Survey Results
Date: March 15th, 2013

The AYMN recently conducted a survey asking members for their thoughts about AYMN services and the future of the AYMN. I am pleased to share with you a summary of the results. You think we’re doing well The results of the survey overall are very pleasing and show a high degree of satisfaction with the …

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