Magnify Mentoring to focus on Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth

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6/01/2017
Make a positive difference as a mentor for our young people
 
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will be delivering an exciting new mentoring program for senior students at Eastern Goldfields College and John Paul College students in Semester One of 2017.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the City is calling for expressions of interest from community members who would like to join the program as mentors for young people.

“The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant Magnify Mentoring Project has been designed to help young people with growing essential life skills such as building better relationships, making improvements in education and training outcomes, reduced risky behaviour, reduced feelings of isolation and increased resilience,” he said.

“Mentors also receive many benefits through reflection of their own lives, the chance to make a difference in a young person’s life and to feel more connected to their community, and will receive additional support from headspace Kalgoorlie, who will facilitate mentor training.

“I have registered as a mentor, and I think this is a fantastic initiative to help young people, who are our future leaders.

Magnify Mentoring is supported by an FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant and will involve breakfast mentoring sessions, with per term for the first semester. Up to 40 Mentors will be matched with up to three students each, whom they will share their life and career experiences with.

Mentoring sessions will commence in the third week of the first term of 2017
Participants will gain insight into the next step in their lives and have a stronger sense of where to go next when transitioning out of school and choosing their path in life.

Click here to register or for more information please contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9600.