THRIVE Break O’Day Youth Mentoring Initiative.

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Contact Person: Erin Gunson

The THRIVE (Transforming Health, Relationships, Innovation, Vocation, Education) has established a youth mentoring initiative in the Break O’Day Municipality, Tasmania. The program will initially operate through the St Helens District High School in St Helens and will commence operation in May 2016. Following an initial period of operation, the program will be extended into the St Marys High School. 15 volunteer mentors have undertaken an intensive 2 day training program, and a matching process with students who are considered to be “under the radar” and in need of the assistance is nearing completion. We intend to recruit and train additional mentors with a goal of providing at least 10% of the school community with an adult mentor.

Mentor Age: 35 - 65
Mentee Age: 7-12
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors 2 days of intensive training based on a similar program that has been operational in Devonport and Launceston for some years
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Interview. Background check through Department of Education. Working With Children check.
Mentor Position Description: Please contact Erin via
Mentor Minimum Commitment: 1 hour per week with student. Preparation time as appropriate. Initial commitment of 1 year.
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