We give the gift of a positive neutral role model, in the form of a volunteer mentor, to vulnerable young Aussies who are showing signs of disengaging. We capture these young people through our school and community based programs and give them someone to walk alongside them and truly listen to and hear them, without judgement for a minimum of 6 months.
Our volunteer mentors complete rigorous training in mentoring to ensure they remain neutral and truly allow our young people to choose the best options for themselves. We work with them to find ways to support them to build their confidence, build their resilience and ability to ask for help and engage back into education and/or employment.
Right now suicide is the biggest killer of young people in Australia and that's not OK. If every young Aussie had access to a mentor we don't feel we'd witness these sad stats. We want to empower our young people to flourish and thrive.