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Welcome to Australian Youth Mentoring Network

The Australian Youth Mentoring Network, Australia's peak mentoring body, is a national hub for youth mentoring funding, research, tools and resources. The Australian Youth Mentoring Network works with youth mentoring organisations and practitioners to foster the growth and development of high quality mentoring programs for young people in Australia by providing a national base of collaboration, support, guidance and expertise.

AYMN's new MENTOR TRAINING  toolkit 

Mentor Training Toolkit

Planning and delivering your mentor volunteer training? Then this training toolkit, packed with over 20 hours of interactive learning activities, has all you need to prepare volunteers to become effective mentors. Aimed at program coordinators it is suitable for use in a variety of different settings and to underpin additional project specific or further specialist training that will focus on your own specific program Read more

australian youth mentoring conference

YMN Conference

The 2014 Australian Youth Mentoring Conference is to take place on 30 June - 1 July in Fremantle, WA. We are pleased to confirm Tim Cavell, co-author of the Youth Mentoring Handbook, Professor Colleen Hayward, Associate Professor Judy MacCallum and Dr Lance Emmerson as keynote speakers as well as 9 professional development workshop. Registration is now open with discounted AYMN member prices. Read more

Social networking sites: A gender divide?

Does gender matter?

Gender and level of 'investment' in social networking sites are more important than frequency of use when trying to understand how sites such as Facebook influence youth, according to Murdoch University researchers. A new study - involving 1,819 years 9 and 11 students from 34 WA high schools - used a questionnaire probing how social networking sites were used, frequency of use and emotional  Read more

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Social media and the new landscape of youth mentoring

Social media and social networking offer numerous ways to engage with volunteers, youth and staff and the majority of mentoring organisations report using some type of social media to connect with their stakeholders. Additionally, many of today's youth

Cross-cultural mentoring

A great deal of discussion is happening across Australia about immigration. Fear, misperceptions, and lack of information have created a climate of uncertainty about offering support, services or a helping hand to many groups of “new” Australians.


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