121 - 179 Greigs Rd, Truganina VIC 3029

Mentoring Program

Mentoring

Brighter Tomorrow Boys Mentoring Group

The Brighter Tomorrow Boys Mentoring Group operates as a partnership between Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services, the Edmund Rice Community Partnerships and a number of local schools.

Aims: The Group aims to provide young people a group platform in which they are able to experience success and build self-esteem. This will increase their ability to positively engage with the education system as well as the wider social community. The Group target young men in Years 8 who come from English as Second Language background, are disadvantaged and are at-risk of becoming disengaged from the education system.

Activities: The Group runs soccer clinics in order to attract participants. The group meets every Tuesday nights at Errington Community Centre from 3:30 to 5:30. Each session consist of an introduction, a soccer-based activity and an additional activity based around team, confidence and aptitude building. The young men involved will be encouraged to suggest additional activities they are interested in.

Recruitment: The group targets a number of local high schools. Boy’s participants are selected in consultation with teachers at local secondary schools. Approximately 20 participants are initially selected.

Staffing: The Group is currently being coordinated by Gudrun Philipp from Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services.

Program is being supported by a group of Volunteer mentors. We are currently recruiting mentors for 2017. If you are passionate about sport and are enthusiastic about making a positive impact on the mentees contact ERCRS on the details below.

Contacts

For further information please contact Gudrun Philipp 03 9366 6436 or at programERCRS@edmundrice.org

Mentoring Programs

ERCRS runs two mentoring programs:

  • 1. BLOOM, for Boys
  • 2. BTBG, for Boys

Building Life-Orienting Opportunities through Mentoring (BLOOM)

Building Life-Orienting Opportunities through Mentoring (BLOOM) is a mentoring program for young women which was reintroduced due to popular demand in 2017. The activities are led by the participants in response to their interests and skills, and can include anything from dancing and fashion design to horsemanship and art making programs. The art made by this year’s group of girls is proudly displayed in the Victorian Government offices, and in our own office at Mt Atkinson Community Centre.

Brighter Tomorrow Boys’ Group (BTBG)

The Brighter Tomorrow Boys’ Group (BTBG) program aims to provide young people a group platform in which they are able to experience success and build self-esteem, to increase their ability to positively engage with the education system as well as the wider social community. The boys participate in a wide range of activities, including gym training, soccer referee training, camps, and soccer matches through our partnership with Melbourne Victory. The boys were the undefeated 2017 Victoria State Futsal champions.

St Albans

BTBG
Thursdays 4.00-6.00pm
St Albans Community Centre

St Albans

BLOOM
Thursdays 3.30-5.30pm

Catholic Regional College