Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship where a more experienced person helps a less experienced person achieves their goals.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction”
John Crosby, American politician.
RuSH Mentoring brings the local community together to support young people. Community members offer their time to support young people in a variety of settings. This could be the local school, in a skate park, cafe or at a sports field.
This support may take various forms, such as help with homework, going to events, hanging out at a Youth Centre, or just being there to talk too.
RuSH Mentoring provides support for young people aged 8-19 years of age.
RuSH Mentoring programs:
1. Volunteer mentoring: local community volunteers encourage and guide children and young people who may benefit from a mentoring relationship.
2. Paid mentoring: trained and experienced adult mentors provides positive relationships and life changing opportunities while supporting the progress of a child or young person towards constructive life goals within an activity based and positive life-style framework. Available in SA only.
3. Rural mentoring: rural community volunteers encourage and guide rural children and young people who may benefit from a mentoring relationship.
4. Aboriginal mentoring: Aboriginal community volunteers and paid Mentors provide culturally relevant, positive relationships and life changing opportunities while supporting the progress of Aboriginal children and young people towards constructive life goals.
5. New arrival and refugee mentoring: mobilising culturally sensitive volunteer mentors to support Sudanese and African young people across Australia.