The Life Changing Experiences Foundation offers youth support programs, the primary initiative being the SISTER2sister Program. A year-long mentoring and resilience program that matches marginalised girls (Little Sisters) with professional ‘role model’ women (Big Sisters). An early intervention program designed to break the cycle of deeply entrenched inter-generational social issues, with the long term goal of building a better future for the next generation. The girls attend an intensive risk management course to build resilience and empower positive change.
Contact Person: Marnee May
Position: Program Manager
Phone: 02 9211 9129
Address: Level 1, suite 1A3, 410 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Mentor Age: 25 years and over
Mentee Age: 13-18 years
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Big Sisters must attend a series of training days, including The Introduction & Interview Day, SDI/Personality Profiling and two day Mentor Training Weekend. These dates are compulsory to be considered as a Big Sister Mentor.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Big Sisters screening will be completed during the selection/training process by the S2s team. These include interviews and group activities that are observed for screening and selection purposes.
Mentor Position Description: • Attendance and participation in outings, workshops, meetings and training • Help Little Sister to identify and achieve goals • Be a positive role model and coach • Build mutual respect and instil trust • Focus on building and encouraging self esteem • Distinguish between facilitating options and solving problems • Maintain confidentiality and set clear boundaries in line with SISTER2sister policies • Complete required documentation within the SISTER2sister evaluation process on a monthly basis • Liaison within the SISTER2sister support structure • Report under the Duty of Care policy where required • Weekly contact with Mentee by email, phone, SMS or Facebook
Mentor Minimum Commitment: Mentors are required to commit to the Big Sister training scheduled ( four days between Feb-March), a 3 day residential camp and monthly outings/meeting with the S2s Team and Little Sister mentees. A calendar of dates can be requested by contacting LCEF.