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Become a Raise Mentor at Penrith Selective
February 14 - February 25Free
Looking for a way to give back in your Community? Mentor for a Young Person at Penrith Selective!
Independent evidence suggests that the presence of a single caring adult, not necessarily a parent, offers the best chance of positive mental health outcomes for young people.*
Raise Foundation understands the difference a mentor can make in a young person’s life, by ensuring young people feel heard, valued and supported.
Raise is currently recruiting volunteers from the local community who can offer their time (2 hours per week) to mentor a young person.
Positive outcomes of Raise’s best-practice, early-intervention program include: increased confidence; resilience; ability to set goals; improved coping skills; hope for the future at school and beyond and identifying trusted adults to ask for help.
Raise mentors benefit by contributing to the community, gaining improved listening and parenting skills and connecting with the younger generation. Volunteer mentors receive free highly accredited quality training and are supported by experienced Program Counsellors to ensure the best possible outcomes for young people.
Right now, Raise urgently needs 15 volunteers to mentor at Penrith Selective.
The program will run on Tuesdays from 11.15am – 1.15pm in Terms 2 and 3 this year.
Apply by 25th February at www.raise.org.au/volunteer
Raise is the Youth Mentoring Foundation, empowering young people in Australia to become resilient, capable and connected.
* Spencer R.A. (2002). Hanging out and growing strong: A Qualitative Study of relationships with adults that foster resilience in adolescence. Harvard University