Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

TRY Mentoring

Community One-to-One Mentoring Program provides young people aged 7-20 years with a caring adult mentor to provide additional adult support, someone to confide in and look up to. Someone who can be both a positive role model and supportive friend. Mentors commit to spending a minimum of one hour a week with their mentee for 12 months. Group Mentoring programs provide school aged young people an opportunity to engage in a shared activity, based on the skill set of the mentor, for example, fitness, basketball or dance, etc. Mentors commit to weekly two hour classes for a 12 month period. Group programs are run during the day in partnership with the school.

Service Name: TRY Mentoring

Phone: 03 8545 9504

Service Area: City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

Eligibility Criteria: TRY Mentoring 1:1 program targets young people between the ages of 7 and 20 years who are lacking adequate support in the community. Young people suitable for the program must have past or present involvement with child protective services, such as DHHS and may be also affected but not limited to issues such as; • Loneliness • Isolation • Poor social skills • Low self esteem • Inadequate adult relationships • Limited life opportunities They could also be disengaging from school, have strained relationships with parents or be in alternate living arrangements other than with parents. Group Program participants are identified by the school.