Mentees and mentors meet at school weekly across 2 school terms. Mentoring sessions run for 1 hour and aim to foster social confidence and emotional well-being for the young people participating. Activities are centred around re-engaging young people in education, and life more broadly, whilst building their job readiness skills. By the end of the program, through engaging with overarching themes of Identity, Empowerment and Growth, young people are encouraged to grow into their full potential, drawing strength from their unique identities.
The program is open to young people in Years 7-10 who could benefit from extra-curricula investment, developing their resilience amidst life’s challenges. Participation of young people in this program has contributed to developing teamwork, communication, listening, reflection and organisation skills.
The program includes excursions, cultural exchange sessions, and other workshops that expose young people to diverse learning opportunities.
Meet the Team
Community Development Officer & Youth Worker
I am passionate about Youth, because I get the chance to make my community stronger and connect with others. I also have the opportunity to give back and help the Young People around me, like I did, when I was a Young Person myself.
I am passionate about youth because I believe every young person needs to be given the opportunity to identify themselves and to have someone who understand them in their world. I love the opportunity to be that someone who will say I am here to help, and that someone who will say to every young person, I believe in you.
Youssef Al Makdissi
I am passionate about youth because as they form the rising generation, I strongly believe that I should contribute and equip them with knowledge relevant to them, so that they are ready to lead their community when the time comes.