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Create new leaders – New South Wales communities help grow the voice of the youth

1,200 Young People involved, 1,200 Mentors, over 1000 Community Projects, this is Youth Frontiers 2015…. It’s BACK in 2016 and we need you!
In 2015, a 6 month mentoring program “Youth Frontiers” was delivered by YWCA NSW, to a select group of year 8 and 9 students, in northern NSW – helping both mentor and students to realise their potential.
Participants of the NSW Government Youth Mentoring Program were selected to enhance their leadership skills and community engagement. The aim of the program is for volunteer mentors to help the young people develop life skills and make a positive difference in their local community, whilst undertaking a community project. The 6 month program is made up of a minimum of 30 hours of mentoring, split between one-to-one sessions, and group sessions each week within the school environment.
Youth Frontiers Program Manager Mara Greenwood was thrilled with the impact of the program in 2015; “It was great to see students step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves. To see not only the students benefit, but their mentors as well, was so powerful.”
“Often the community projects focused around helping others” said Ms. Greenwood. “We were fortunate enough to have brave young people share their own personal struggles with mental health to design their projects around awareness of youth mental health”.
Youth Frontiers will be running again in early 2016, and volunteer mentors are needed NOW!
Do you want to be more involved within your local community? Do you think that young people have a voice that needs to be heard? Do you want to make a difference? Become a mentor with Youth Frontiers NOW.
Anyone can be a mentor – here’s what we are looking for;
• People who want to make a difference in their community to help engage the younger generation. To co-create a community project with a young person.
• Whether you are a student, a teacher, a parent, or a business owner…if you are 18 or 80 – sign up today!
• All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to help young people reach their potential, for a better future – it’s as simple as that
• Volunteers don’t need any experience or qualifications – full training is provided
Interested in becoming a Volunteer? Call Linda 0498 394 852 or visit www.youthfrontiers.com.au and submit an online application form.

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