How Experiential Mentoring helps
The program allows young people to experience a different social life, discover work opportunities in urban mainstream society and gain an understanding of what is possible beyond their own community and everyday life. Students take what they have learnt back to their communities to help shape a better future.
One Indigenous girl visiting Melbourne University on a city-stay said, ‘remember my face because I’m going to finish Year 12 and win a scholarship here’.
An adult observer of the program commented, “It is really important to get the girls out of Alice Springs and out of their comfort zones. To hear the kids come back from somewhere like Melbourne, all abuzz, well - they have a different perspective.”