Students and mentors raise youth empowerment

Ryde MP Victor Dominello was the special guest at Marsden High School in West Ryde last Friday to congratulate students and mentors of the school based Raise Foundation Mentoring Program.

This is the third year the program has run at Marsden High and is funded and supported by the NSW Government Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program.

The mentoring program was established in 2014 by Mr Dominello, who was then the Minister for Youth.

He said Friday’s event allows Raise to thank the community mentors who have volunteered their time to take part in the program and hear from the young people who have benefitted from the program.

“The Raise Youth Mentoring Foundation focus on creating thriving communities by empowering young people to become resilient, capable and connected through best-practice mentoring programs

“It’s really great to see this program continuing to assist students in Ryde and it was a pleasure to get to speak with the Students and their Mentors about the benefits of this program,” he said.

“All Raise volunteer mentors are trained through Tafe-accredited training and are supported by a qualified Program Counsellor.”

Raise would love local community members to volunteer with them in 2018.  Please apply through the website: www.raise.org.au

Ryde MP Victor Dominello is pictured with students and mentors from the Raise program event at Marsden High on Friday. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO