“It really helped me with my self esteem. I am happy and more confident than I was before this programme. It also helped me become stronger and able to bounce back.”
Bays Youth supports the community through a structured mentoring programme for youth. The focus of the mentoring relationship is to help the young person experience and know what healthy life opportunities and relationships look like. Our mentors help young people in a variety of ways such as fitness, health, and personal development. The aim is to build a quality relationship based on hope, care, forgiveness, and support.
“I have seen the evidence for the efficacy of the work they are doing not only in reduced referrals to our service, but also in the reduction in recidivism for the youth who attend their programme.”
Criteria for mentoring clients:
The criteria for young people who would like to engage in the Bays Youth mentoring programmes is that they are aged between 11-18 years old. Bays Youth is excited to engage their mentors in the community to help our young people with the various situations life can throw at them such as:
- Issues at home with parents, siblings or greater family/caregivers
- School attendance
- Gang affiliated role models
- Low self esteem
- Suicidal tendencies
- Difficulty forming relationships
- Anti-social behaviour
Bays Youth is experienced and successful in helping young people to build better opportunities and resilience in life because we engage with passionate, talented, and experienced mentors to help young people understand that they don’t have to exist in their current situation and that life can change.