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Would you like to mentor a young person in your community? Youth Frontiers is a NSW Government funded mentoring program for young people 12 to 16 years old who would benefit from a mentoring relationship. OTEC Limited is delivering the 2018 program in the Blue Mountains, Penrith, Lithgow and Hawkesbury and they are now looking for volunteer mentors.

Mentors make a difference in the life of a young person who is under-engaged either from school or the community. Mentors will spend 1 to 2 hours a week over at least a 6 month period (commencing roughly late April) working with a young person as a positive role model and sounding board.

Each session will involve a quick activity to get the conversation going, with the rest of the time being at your disposal. Your mentee might feel motivated to talk about what they want to do for a living when they finish school, or they may feel a little stressed and just want to play a game of cards and chat about their week. The journey of mentoring can move in many directions.

You don’t have to be an expert or come from a particular profession. You might be retired, studying, a stay at home parent or just have flexible work hours. OTEC is looking for real people from the community – your life experience and skills can make a genuine difference to a young person in your community.

Workshops for mentees will be run on relevant topics and OTEC staff will be available for support for the mentors and mentees every step of the way.

How do I get involved?

  • Mentors must be available to mentor a young person 2 hours per week throughout 2018.
  • Training and ongoing support will be provided.
  • It is expected that mentoring will commence in late April and continue for a minimum of 6 months.

To express your interest, send your resume and a brief expression of interest (1 to 2 paragraphs) outlining why you would like to become a mentor.

Contact: [email protected] 

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