TRY’s group mentoring program involves the connection and matching of at least two mentors with a group of young people, which usually involves coming together to participate in a shared activity, such as sport, performing arts, or group fitness. Usually taking place in schools or community centres each mentoring groups meet weekly for 1-2 hours for a 12-month period around the fixed school terms. Within TRY’s group mentoring program we involve the young people in decision-making and the running and development of each group to empower them with the tools to succeed. This program is ideal but not limited to, mentors who would like to mentor with a peer, or mentors that have a skill that is transferrable to a group setting.
“The Group Mentoring program is ideal for mentor volunteers who prefer a group setting and mentoring alongside another peer within a team environment. After every group mentoring graduation we witness a positive difference in both the young peoples and the mentor’s confidence, self-development and social connection”.
Willie Simmons -TRY Mentoring Coordinator