Beacon Foundation is currently recruiting volunteer mentors to lead MyRoad sessions for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019. We need mentors from a diverse range of backgrounds and occupations to share their experiences in the world of work and help students shape their futures.
MyRoad’s focus is on young women in communities where there may be barriers to employment and where authentic work-related interventions will have the greatest impact. There is a particular focus on reaching young women in regional and remote communities.
MyRoad’s unique online / virtual delivery means we can connect mentors from any location to regional, rural or metropolitan classrooms or community organisations across the country. You can choose to lead one MyRoad session or many!
Through a two-hour interactive videoconferencing session, you’ll use questioning and enquiring techniques developed in mentor training to maximise engagement around key themes. With a focus on building knowledge and understanding of the 21st Century skills needed in a rapidly changing world of work, you’ll have the chance to share your own experiences with a group of approximately 2 to 5 young women aged 15 to 19, usually in a school setting.
“[Our mentor’s] advice was really relevant and helpful. It made me feel more work ready and I got heaps of new ideas.”
Year 10 student, Temora High School, NSW, Nov 2018
“My favourite thing about today’s session was when we all shared what we wanted to be.”
Year 10 student, Victoria University Secondary College, Vic, Feb 2018
“The most important thing I learnt from my mentor today is to strive for excellence.”
Year 10 student, Marist Regional College, Tas, March 2018
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