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Workplace Learning Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands (WLIS&SH) is an organisation whose purpose is:
"to help young people make the transition through school and
from school to work, further education and training".
Working under the motto "Young People, Our Future", WLIS&SH has been in operation since 1997 with a board of directors drawn from its membership base. It consists of people with strong links to local industry, schools and the broader community who have a shared vision and that strong partnerships between schools, industry, families and the community will be a vital contributor to achieving our mission to assist the regions young people secure their future.
WLIS&SH is a not for profit organisation operating under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act 2009 and Associations Incorporation Regulation 2010. To support its mission and to achieve its goals it has sought and received funding from a variety of sources, primarily from government.
The YOUTH FRONTIERS Mentoring Program aims to increase youth volunteering participation and civic participation. It aims to engage young people in projects which overcome barriers to participation in the community, develop and strengthen teamwork, communication, leadership and decision making skills.
The program recognises the contribution that young people make to their local communities, providing them with the knowledge and skills to link them with further training and employment opportunities, or to improve their overall educational outcomes.
The YOUTH FRONTIERS Mentoring Program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person with like-minded interests in Years 8 or 9 for a min period of 6 months and for a minimum duration of 30 hours-10 of these hours face to face.
Particular focus will be given to working with the young person around the development, implementation, and completion/showcase of their Civic Project. The mentor will work closely with the program and school staff as well as other key stakeholders if required (i.e. parents/guardians).
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