To provide youth at risk between 11 and 18 years of age in the local community, access to one-on-one mentoring to tailor goal setting plans and break the cycle of environments and behaviours to turn their lives around. We work with government organisations and the community (local organisations and businesses) to make the mission a reality for youth in need. the end result is we get their young lives back on track by changing their life trajectory.
The Kickstart Mentoring Program is a contract-based, goal-focused, intensive case management program mentoring disadvantaged, isolated and problematic youth on the fringe of society. Our youth workers and trained volunteers determine areas of change in partnership with “youth at risk” and support them through the process of achieving the outcomes and celebrating and reinforcing their successes. They act as mentors to support the needs of youth at risk by providing them with positive role modelling of consistent behaviors, providing boundaries and through positive reinforcement with the aim of empowering young people to make good choices. Through intensive case management, mentoring of disadvantaged, isolated and problematic adolescents our youth workers and trained volunteers work with youth at risk to empower them to make good choices with the end result being that the young person has a plan and he/she is working towards getting their lives back on track. StreetWork has a high completion rate with 85% of Kickstart mentoring clients showing measurable differences.