You don’t want to impose. You don’t want to be any trouble. They will think you are stupid.
- There are 1000 reasons NOT to get in touch with a mentor.
- There are a 1000 mentors out there aching to help young people to succeed.
The kids who put themselves forward are the ones who get the help. It takes guts to ask for help. It takes guts to want to succeed.
There is nothing more frustrating than having knowledge and networks developed over a lifetime of work and study that is no longer being used or valued.
You can tap into this pot of wisdom and network to support your giant leap into a fantastic future.
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- Be prepared to listen.
The Australian Business and Community Network
The Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) is a not-for-profit organisation that connects business with students through mentoring and partnership programs. It aims to provide students with the skills and work experience they require to make sound personal, educational and vocational choices.
Together we work with a network of public schools across Australia to deliver a range of critical skills, employability and leadership programs that involve business professionals mentoring students. All programs are provided at no cost to the schools or the students.
To find out more go HERE.
The Beacon Foundation is another not-for- profit organisation that provides mentoring services. It works with schools, businesses and communities to inspire students to think about their future long before they leave school.
You can find more information HERE.
YMentoring is a community-based not-for-profit mentoring program operated by YMCA WA for youth living in the Perth Metropolitan area. It matches youth with a caring adult who can offer support, guidance and friendship for a minimum of 12 months. The service is offered to young people aged between 7 and 20 years. To find out more go HERE.
The Pinnacle Foundation provides scholarships & mentorships to young LGBTIQ+ students to give them the chance to achieve their full potential, and Light The Spark within.
Search Mentor Programs Western Australia for more services that you can tap into.
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