Giving to our mentoring programs is a gift that keeps giving as the positive impact of a mentor can be lifelong. Help us to empower young people, providing them with the skills they need to navigate challenges, believe in themselves and find the path to a purposeful future.
Anaya’s Inspiring Story
Anaya was struggling with relationships in school and at home, which sometimes created feelings of isolation and frustration. She recalls not having the skills to best manage situations and felt that she didn’t have anywhere to turn for support.
She felt alone.
Sadly many young people across Australia are struggling with a range of challenges that include depression, anxiety, bullying, fear of the future and staying engaged with school.
For Anaya, joining the Raise youth mentoring program when she was in year 9, aged 14, was a turning point. Since graduating from the Raise program, Anaya feels in control, more independent and calmer. She has rebuilt family relationships and discovered who she wants to surround herself with.
At Raise we recruit and train volunteers to become youth mentors before matching them with a young person like Anaya. Based in schools and supervised by a Raise qualified counsellor, the program provides young people access to a caring, independent person who shows us every week, just for them in a safe place.
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Young Australians need your support today! We are helping nearly 2,000 young people across our country this year and we urgently need your donation to support them. Every little bit helps in an organisation like ours.
It takes a village to raise a child
We have provided 346,500 hours of mentoring since 2008, and provided mentors for more than 6,300 young people, so far. We have trained more than 4,800 volunteers from the community in our industry leading Raise Youth Mentor Training Course.