Youth Frontiers is a NSW Government youth mentoring program that targets students in Years 8 and 9, with the capacity to benefit from the support of a mentor.
It’s designed to help students build confidence, leadership skills and community connectedness. Youth Frontiers mentors receive specialised training and ongoing support.
Who is it For?
Youth Frontiers is aimed at students with the capacity to benefit from the support of a mentor. All students in Years 8 and 9, who have parental / school permission, are eligible to join the program.
MTC Australia offers Youth Frontiers across South Western Sydney, Western Sydney, Nepean, Blue Mountains and the Far West.
How it Works
Young people participating in Youth Frontiers are matched with mentors who spend at least 30 hours over six months supporting them to achieve their goals.
The program gives mentees an opportunity to build life skills and self-confidence by working with their mentors to undertake a project that makes a positive difference in their local community.
At the end of the six months, students, mentors and families attend a showcase where students have the opportunity to share their community projects. The most innovative projects are nominated for state-wide recognition.
How to Apply
Students can be referred by their school or voluntarily sign up.
To get involved or to find out more, call MTC Australia on
1300 232 663 or fill out the online enquiry form.
As a volunteer mentor, you will contribute your unique skills, knowledge and life experience to help make a lasting difference to the lives of young people.
To be a mentor, you need to:
- Connect easily with young people and have a passion for helping them develop and grow
- Be available to mentor 1–2 hours per week over a six month period, on school premises during school hours
- Undergo a criminal history and Working With Children Checks
If you’re keen to make a difference and ready for a challenge, please fill out our online application form and attach your resume.
You can download and print the program factsheet and above information via the right-hand links.