HOW DO I / MY CHILD / MY STUDENT BENEFIT?

WHAT IS THE JULIA FARR
YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAM?
The Julia Farr Youth Mentor Program is an
innovative idea which came about in March
2009 by Julia Farr Youth (JFY) and is hosted
HOW CAN I / MY CHILD / MY
STUDENT BENEFIT?
Living with disability can be difficult,
particularly when coupled with the
challenges of school life and adolescence.
Our mentors are young people who have
real-life experiences with these issues, and
can offer mentees skills and advice to get
them through.
HOW DO I / MY CHILD / MY
STUDENT BECOME A MENTEE?
If you are a person between the ages of 11
-16 who thinks you would benefit from our
program, just call or email (or ask your
parent or teacher to call or email) Sandy
Williams
at
the
Julia
Farr
Association
on
8373
8325
or
[email protected] Sandy will be
happy to run through the process with
you.
by Julia Farr Association (JFA). JFY are a
group of young adults living with disability
who had a vision to design, develop and
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
implement a Mentor Program for children
and adolescents aged 11-16 living with
disability. The Mentor Program provides a
unique opportunity for young people living
with disability to become a mentor and to
offer their experiences and advice to a
young person also living with disability
(mentee).
Of course the mentoring program will
operate on a basic structure, with regular
meetings between mentors and mentees,
and planned activities, but it would be
ironic for a disability youth mentor group
who is all about personal authority and
capacity building to tell you what to do!
We will do our best to meet the interests
of each individual mentee, depending on
what they feel they would like to focus on
and what they would benefit from,
whether it is confidence, social activities,
basic life skills like catching a bus, or just a
good chat!
CAN I GET INVOLVED AS A
MENTOR?
Absolutely! The only prerequisite is that
you are aged between 16 and 30, are living
with disability and are passionate about
promoting and encouraging people with
disabilities to live the best life possible. Give
Sandy a call.