Australian Youth Mentoring Foundation, Raise, is currently recruiting volunteers from the local community to mentor young people in its best-practice programs running at Asquith Boys High School, Asquith Girls High School, Turramurra High School and Hornsby Girls High School. The mentoring programs run March – September, excluding school holidays. Raise matches a student put forward by the school with a trusted adult in the community who has received free Raise mentor training.
The programs run at the following times:
Asquith Boys High School on Wednesdays at 10.50am -12.50am
Asquith Girls High School on Thursdays 11.10am 1.10pm
Turramurra High School on Thursdays at 9.30am – 11.30am
Hornsby Girls High School on Wednesdays at 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Raise’s early intervention program proves the difference a mentor makes to a young person. Statistically significant outcomes demonstrating Raise’s impact include: increased confidence, ability to set goals, improved coping skills, hope for the future at school and beyond and identifying trusted adults to ask for help.
Could you or someone you know volunteer your time to ensure young people in your community feel heard, valued and supported?
Raise requires you to be:
• 21+ years old
• Available for 2 hours a week during school hours
• Able to commit every week to a young person for the whole program
• Able to complete free online training modules plus attend 7 hours free face-to-face training
In order to ensure the success of the programs, Raise is seeking volunteers to mentor from the North Shore community. Raise understands that it takes a village to raise a child – join the Raise village and help our young people flourish.
Raise is the Youth Mentoring Foundation, empowering young people in Australia to become resilient, capable and connected by demonstrating the difference a mentor makes. Visit www.raise.org.au/volunteer to apply today. Applications close on 21 February.
Hornsby, Asquith, Turramurra, Killara, Pymble, Berowra, Gordon