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Young Women’s Mentoring Program

20 February 2020


Have you heard about the new and exciting opportunity available for young women in Kingston?

Kingston Youth Services in collaboration with Kingston Social Development are launching a new and exciting pilot program – Young Women’s Mentoring Program and we are asking for any expressions of interests from young women to take part and be mentored. The commitment will be from March through to November 2020 and is described in more detail below.

This is a valuable opportunity to be mentored by women who are experts in their fields and who have vast experiences to draw and learn from. The program will offer a unique experience to young women, allowing them to form connections and networks that extend into the wider community.

The Young Women’s Mentoring Program is a capacity building program for young women in senior high school with a strong emphasis on developing their leadership skill set, strengthening their interpersonal skills, building their social capital and creating greater access to local networking opportunities. The program encourages and supports young women to invest in their own potential and form a powerful and supportive peer network as well as meaningful links to positive community role models.

We are inviting young women in Years 10 to 12 to take part in this opportunity where they will be matched to a mentor for eight months, using their time together to help her unpack their interests, goals, and wider career and life aspirations. Additionally there will be rapport building and an opportunity for them to learn from the mentor’s own leadership journey, share experiences and lessons learnt and inspire them to realise their full potential as future leaders.

If you are interested we would ask that you:

  • Attend the International Woman’s Day event on Friday 6 March 2020 held by Kingston City Council – where we are aiming to launch the start of the program
  • Commit to eight monthly mentoring sessions with your mentor ranging from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Commit to eight monthly debriefing sessions with a youth worker (available to be done at your school)
  • Attend the End of Year Dinner in November 2020 (date TBC)

The program will be supported by Youth Services including the promotion, recruitment and allocation of participants and all the required checks and balances required to meet mandated legislation for working with young people and volunteers.

If you are interested or would like to discuss further, please contact Youth Services on 1300 369 436.