Gippsland East Youth Mentoring Program

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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

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.

Mentor Age: 21-99
Mentee Age: 12-25
Privacy Policy: Yes
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.
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