Raise Foundation has now provided a trained mentor for more than 5,400 young Australians, and we have trained more than 4,000 volunteers from the community to be youth mentors. In 2019 alone, we have trained a further 807 new mentors and are providing a Raise Mentor for over 1,000 young people across NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, TAS this year.
Research shows that quality mentoring greatly increases a young person’s confidence and self-respect. For teenagers, mentoring greatly reduces the risk of mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction, teenage pregnancy, juvenile justice issues, homelessness, and poverty in later life. At Raise, we pride ourselves on having a number of differentiators which ensure the quality of the mentoring we provide to young people:
Highest Quality Mentor Training – Our best practice Mentor Training Course is run over 12 hours and is industry-leading.
Evidence-Based Programs – Our program design is based on researched mentoring best practice including a requirement for consistent, frequent and long duration contact between the mentor and their mentee.
Qualified Mentor Support – Each of our mentoring programs is managed by a qualified Counsellor who supervises the mentoring match to maximise mentee safety as well as mentor skill development and provides case management support.
Comprehensive Evaluations – Raise Foundation’s programs work, and they make a significant impact on the lives of everyone involved. We conduct evaluation surveys at the commencement and the conclusion of each of our programs, thereby gauging improvement in the following areas of a mentee’s life.