Isobella Morton, Emily Smith and Verenaisi Ratugole from Moruya High School. FAR South Coast high school students are calling on motivated adult mentors to join them in the Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program.
The new program aims to encourage students in years 8 and 9 to participate in their community by creating a civic project of their design and choice.
Youth Frontiers also aims to strengthen teamwork, communication, leadership and decision making skills in young people.
The results of the student’s civic projects will be displayed at a celebratory event in October.
Project officer Amy Kovacs said 18 students from schools across the Far South Coast had already signed up to the program.
“The response has been beyond our expectation,” she said.
“These students are willing to make a real difference in their local community, while picking up valuable life skills and knowledge that can link them with further education and employment outcomes.”
Ms Kovacs said they were looking to recruit, train and support 18 adults who are willing to volunteer to support a student on their project.
“Six volunteerswho are interested, or involved in, youth mental health, sporting engagement, empowerment of young women, community harmony and/or the Centenary of ANZACare needed in Moruya,” she said.
“We also need fourvolunteers in Batemans Bay who are interested in sporting engagement and youth mental health.”
Adult mentors will be required to commit to weekly support and guidance of a student, with some of the mentoring time occurring at the student’s school.
“The overall voluntary commitment will be at least 30 hours over a six month period,” Ms Kovacs said.
“Interested adults aged over 18 years will need to complete a 100 point ID and working with children check, supply references, attend an interview and a one day mentor training course in May prior to being admitted to the program.”
To find out more about how to become a mentor, contact Amy Kovacs or Steve Picton at South Coast Workplace Learning on 4474 5134 or visit 梧桐夜网scwl.org419论坛.
Applications close April 17, 2015.
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