Youth mentoring offers support to children, young people and their families by both providing support in the home and during important life transitions.
All our youth mentors are recruited and screened with the full participation of the young person and their family. In this way, a child or young person's youth mentor has the skills and experiences which are most reflective of the young person's aspirations and goals.
Support in the family home
A youth mentor can assist in the home environment by:
- Providing a positive relationship which supports the child or young person to achieve personal goals including social and personal development, confidence, self-esteem and life skills
- Enabling children and young people to access the community for socially inclusive recreational opportunities
- Supporting children and young people to build skills and develop capability for community participation
- Providing naturally occuring, individualised respite options.
Support during important life transitions
There are many major life transitions for children and young people to which a youth mentor is able to provide support, including:
- From early learning supports to school
- From primary school to high school
- From school to further learning or work
- From home to independent living.
To talk to someone about youth mentoring, call us on 1800 363 328 and for NDIS questions call 1800 112 112 or email us here.
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