Youth Mentoring Stories

These brief digital stories, created in 2011 in partnership with our members, illustrate the benefits of youth mentoring to young people, and the commitment shown by mentors. They showcase the emotional bonds, community connections and life changing relationships created by youth mentoring programs.

Asista Mentoring Program (YWCA Victoria)

Asista matches young women with a female mentor who offers support, friendship and fun to the mentee along her path to independence.

Building Relationships & Initiating Change (Centre For Multicultural Youth)

A youth-group mentoring program focused on supporting young people of diverse cultural backgrounds to undertake youth-led projects.

Buddies Program (Anglicare Victoria)

Providing at risk boys with positive male role models.

iTrack (The Smith Family)

Providing participating students with information about workplace, study and career opportunities to enhance their school to work/further study transition.

L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program, Department of Human Services, Southern Metro Region (Brosnan Youth Services, Jesuit Social Services)

Department of Human Services, L2P Learner Driver Mentoring Program for the southern metropolitan region supports young people involved in the Child Protection and Youth Justice systems, under 21 years of age, to obtain the required 120 hours of driving practice to obtain their probationary licence.

L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program South Gippsland (South Gippsland Shire Council)

Assisting learners under 21 years of age, without access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to gain the 120 hours of driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.

MATES Mentoring Program (Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN/ Dimboola Memorial Secondary College)

Matching mentors with students who will benefit from having a positive adult role model in their lives.

Melton Youth Mentoring Project (Melton Shire Council)

The Melton Youth Mentoring project is for young people aged 12-25 who would benefit from spending time with an adult mentor and sharing recreational activities, fun and friendship.

Trafalgar Youth Mentoring (Trafalgar Youth Resource Centre)

Supporting young people through times of transition.

Willing and Able Mentoring (Deakin University)

Addressing negative perceptions and enhancing personal and professional strategies to assist students with a disability to become more competitive in the challenging transition from study to career.