LAP Association Inc

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Contact Person: Glenda Draper
Position: Chairperson/Admin Officer
Mobile: 0411393850
Postal Address: PO Box 13 Echunga SA 5153

LAP has been established to provide individual support and care for students of all ages
with varied learning and emotional needs, through the positive participation of mentors.

LAP has always been about providing one-to-one time for students and the opportunity to honour the valuable contribution of our mentors.

LAP is in many schools in South Australia, NSW and Victoria, WA and also in some International Schools in Europe.

The Association was established in 1994 but LAP has been in South Australian schools for over 40 years.

It is an economical programme, being run almost entirely by volunteers and membership to the Association starts at $70 per year.

For this we provide resources, discounted professional development sessions, workshops and meetings. We also provide personal support for those wanting to set up a programme, via phone, email or in person. There are also opportunities to visit LAP accredited schools throughout South Australia. We send out a Newsletter three times per year.

LAP is ALWAYS one-to-one, it is about relationships, building confidence and self-esteem, taking a creative approach to learning, and promotes parent and community participation in schools.

Mentor Age: Over 16
Mentee Age: 5 to 18
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors We provide workshops and members of our Association are available to come to your school or we can arrange visits to our Accredited Schools.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Screening is done by individual schools. All mentors require a Police Check and must attend a "Responding to Abuse" workshop, which is held once a year by the Association.
Mentor Position Description: Any parent/grandparent/Year 12 student/community member who can spare an hour per week. No special educational requirements are needed. They are simply people who care for children and love to see them benefit from one-to-one time with a friend.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: We request that all mentors work regularly with their student, at least once a week for the whole school year.
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