Having the opportunity to talk to an adult other than a teacher or parent also helps students understand the greater possibilities available to them. Last year, 87% of participating students said their mentor helped them plan for their future.
“After talking to his mentor this student’s now convinced that he can do engineering. Initially he didn't want to do engineering because he believed it was too hard, but the mentor told him pathways of getting there.
“It's not always university, you can go through TAFE. So he is now focused on continuing with maths.”
Thanks to your support, our Learning for Life Coordinators can make sure disadvantaged students receive vital program support to help them realise their potential. We simply couldn’t do all that without you!
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Mathias, Learning for Life Coordinator