What it's all about?
In October 2014, following the success of a pilot youth mentoring program, the then Minister for Citizenship and Communities, the Hon. Victor Dominello MP, called for tenders from interested mentoring organisations to deliver the
NSW Government's youth mentoring program, Youth Frontiers.
Youth Frontiers is an electorate based program that targets years 8 and 9 students, with the capacity to benefit from youth mentoring that focuses on leadership and civic engagement.
Every year, more than 1,200 young people will have the opportunity to participate in the program.
Youth Frontiers is proudly delivered through the NSW Government Department - Family and Community Services
Young people participating in Youth Frontiers will receive a minimum of 30 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 and stakeholders to undertake a community project that makes a positive difference in their local community.
The program will follow the school year, with the selection and matching of mentees and mentors taking place in Term 1. The mentoring program will take place in Terms 2 and 3, culminating in showcases across the state where mentees
will present the results of their community projects. In Term 4, the young people with the most innovative and effective community projects will be recognised with a number of awards.