Positive Mentoring Program

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Contact Person: Grant Westthorp
Position: Manager
Phone: 08 9841 4777
Address: 65 Serpentine Road, Albany, WA, 6330
Website http://www.mensresourcecentre.org.au

Positive Mentoring Program Outline: 8 week x 2 hour course with an hour debrief half way and on completion of course, 4 weeks kayaks and 4 weeks mountain bike training. Stretching before and after each session.

Each week has a theme to establish with the mentee.

Week 1 Kayak: Establish safety rules and team mentality in shallow water setting; assist mentees to feel comfortable in their boats. The theme is safety and self responsibility. Launch location Emu Point. Check tides for water depth.

Week 2 Kayak: Assist mentees to safely paddle across the Emu Point channel and explore the eastern side of Oyster Harbor. The theme is self-confidence and decision making. Launch location Emu Point. Check tides for water depth.

Week 3 Kayak: Deep water paddling up the King River. The Theme is respect for both yourself and others. Launch location is King River Estate.

Week 4 Kayak: Deep water paddling up the Kalgan River. The theme is self-insight, seeing what is inside and turning towards the positive. Launch location lower Kalgan Bridge. • Half Way debrief for an hour at an outdoor setting.

Week 5 Mountain Bike: Establish safety rules and team mentality on a flat part of the Munda Biddi Trail: assist mentees to know their bike. The theme is self-resilience who is in charge. Location Elleker.

Week 6 Mountain Bike: Over the hills and down the dales, assisting mentees to feel comfortable riding up and down hills. The theme is self-management because life is a roller coaster of highs and lows. Location Mount Clarence and Mount Adelaide.

Week 7 Mountain Bike: Distance ride to establish fitness with a reward of lunch at the completion of the journey. Theme is setting goals and creating outcomes. Location Albany to Elleker.

Week 8 Mountain Bike: Town ride to Emu Point and return. Theme preventative health . Location Young Street to Emu Point and return.

Completion debrief for an hour at an outdoor setting.

Mentor Age: 30-70
Mentee Age: 15-25
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Mentors will be trained in delivering the Positive Mentoring Program outcomes.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: All mentors will require a current Police Check, Working with Children Card and need to have the minimum of 2 character referees.
Mentor Position Description: The Mentor is primary role is to keep mentee's safe and secondly to deliver the Positive Mentoring Program in an outdoor setting.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: The Mentor is expected to complete the Positive Mentoring Program which is an eight week program with 2 hour sessions
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