In-School Mentoring

What’s Involved?

In-school mentoring works collaboratively with schools to identify young people who require additional support and would benefit from being matched with a mentor in order to build upon their level of school engagement, increase their self-belief and confidence to reach their potential.

While the expertise of schools lies in the delivery of curriculum, Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia identified a gap in the wraparound support offered to young people. Our program responds to schools seeking assistance and support to help strengthen positive student mental health and wellbeing. One-to-one in-school mentoring promotes holistic wellbeing for students throughout the school year, as well as providing support related to further education and career pathways. Mentoring support is tailored to the needs of each school and its students, ensuring our programs remain responsive to the community.

Where Does the Program Operate?


New South Wales

Refer a Young Person

To enrol a young person in our mentoring program, it requires approval and participation by the young persons parent or legal guardian. All parents must want their child to be in our long-term one-to-one mentoring program as well as the young person must want a mentor in their life.


Become a Mentor

Becoming a mentor is a rewarding experience in many ways. All we ask is that each mentor spends one to two hours each week with one of our young people who needs a little bit of extra support.


Other Ways You Can Help

Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia is one of 14 countries affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters International - with over 100 years of mentoring experience; we are part of an international movement to improve the wellbeing of young people. If you’re interested in getting involved in supporting youth in Australia, there are many different ways you can assist us.​

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