About the program
Young people are our future leaders. Youth Frontiers is a NSW Government-funded Youth Mentoring program for people aged 12 to 16 that focuses on leadership and civic engagement.
The program runs for six months, with young people receiving a minimum of 35 hours mentoring, including at least 10 hours of one-on-one mentoring. The program will give mentees an opportunity to build life skills and self-confidence by working collaboratively with their mentors to undertake a community project that makes a positive difference in their local community.
The purpose of Youth Frontiers is to connect young people with volunteer mentors. Through this program they develop a fun and supportive relationship while focusing on a community engagement activity. There are no particular skills or experiences required to become a volunteer mentor, just a desire to support young people to develop their own interests, increase their self-confidence and to support them to complete a community engagement activity.
Hear from our mentees and mentors
“I’ve learned a lot from this, I boosted my self-confidence and honestly it helped me so much in everyday life.”
Find out more
To find out more, contact:
- Northern NSW: Jennifer.Tilocca@ywca.org.au
- Mid-North Coast: Melanie.Lennon@ywca.org.au
- Hunter: Jennifer.Tilocca@ywca.org.au
- Central Coast: Rhiannon.Anderson@ywca.org.au
- New England: Ashleigh.Walton@ywca.org.au
- Shoalhaven and Illawarra: Milissa.Christian@ywca.org.au
- Southern NSW: Jennifer.Tilocca@ywca.org.au
Become a mentor
We’re currently recruiting volunteers! Find out more on our Volunteers page.