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.
New Mentor Factsheet -
Check out our new mentor factsheet: Factsheet 18 - Mentoring LGBT Youth. This factsheet provides tips for mentors who are mentoring LGBT or mentees who may be LGBT. It also provides answers to commonly asked questions and useful links for mentees and mentors. To access the factsheet, you must be logged in as a member. Click here to become a member.
In this edition we look at mentoring homeless youth, school based mentoring, e-mentoring and a review of the Time to Read program. The newsletter summarises each of the research papers and additionally, papers 3 and 4 are available in full and for free in the AYMN evidence bank. In order to access the latest edition of the Research Quarterly you'll need to log in as a member, but if you're not yet a member you'll first need to join. Click here to read more.
Recently added into the evidence bank, in the members only section, is an article exploring what it is that makes e-mentoring work. Because while e-mentoring is a relatively new approach, it has been shown to have positive results, and in fact removes some of the many obstacles that traditional mentoring programs can face such as: geographical barriers, lack of suitable mentors in an area, and the incompatibility of a match based on various identities. Log in to read more