Youth Mentoring

youth mentor

A local community services organisation, Bay and Basin Community Resources, is running a youth mentoring program over a few months. The focus of the program is on leadership development. I’m sitting in on many of the sessions and while the focus is on youth I’m finding the impact on the adult mentors quite fascinating. It’s an important and challenging
role and they have much to learn.


youth mentor


The Australian Youth Mentoring Network identifies five types of mentoring programs:

  • Social and emotional wellbeing
  • Individual talents and leadership
  • Identity, culture and faith
  • Youth justice and crime prevention
  • Education, training and employment

This program is of the second type and I’ll be writing about this over the next couple of months.


Graeme Gibson is a writer, adult educator and facilitator. He is completing a post-graduate writing program at Swinburne University of Technology. Essay writing is becoming an obsession. He lives with his partner at Jervis Bay on the NSW south coast. Here the bush, the beach and of course the garden are not far away.

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