Mentoring

Children that are raised without a positive and healthy relationship to a parent or carer is shown to be a common cause for juvenile delinquency and possibly worse behaviour as they grow up. Having a strong adult role model is important to ensure that a child grows up confidence and emotionally sound while keeping on the right path keeping away from trouble with the law. Our community mentoring program provides children and young adults with an adult role model that will develop a positive relationship with them, giving them consistency and stability with someone they can be safe to discuss any problems or thoughts with. This positive relationship will allow the children to better deal with life experiences in a safe and healthy way without being intrusive to their own family environment.

Mentoring offers children and young people the opportunity to:

  • Have a supportive, caring and non-judgmental relationship with an adult mentor
  • Talk to someone who is there just for them
  • Foster new skills and interests, or develop existing ones
  • Encourage a positive personal outlook, by building on their self-esteem, communication and interpersonal skills.

You see you wouldn't ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals. On the contrary, we would all celebrate its tenacity. We would all love it's will to reach the sun. Well, we are the rose - this is the concrete - and these are my damaged petals. Don't ask me why, ask me how!