Mentoring, Tutoring and More
Mentoring, Tutoring and More
We believe positive role models can create a lasting and vital impact to the lives of Young Carers.
Our Mentoring and Online Tutoring programs have helped foster amazing bonds between Young Carers, our team and volunteers.
Young Carers must be registered for support to take part in these programs. Find out more about each individual program below!Apply For Support
Mentoring is a powerful way to make a difference to the life of a young person. While other programs provide respite, special experiences and personal development opportunities, One-on-One Mentoring aims to provide long term and personalised support for Young Carers.
Who and where?
The One-on-One Mentoring program matches Young Carers aged 12 and above in the Western suburbs of Melbourne with an appropriate mentor based on shared interests, age and geographical location. The program aims to positively contribute to the life of the Young Carer while helping to support their life goals and challenges. Mentors will provide a safe space for Young Carers to explore skills, interests and hobbies, as well as help improve connections with their peers, family and community.
Online Tutoring provides Young Carers with extra support in their education, keeping them engaged in schoolwork and studies with regular one-on-one sessions. The program sees Young Carers matched with one of our amazing Little Dreamers volunteers based on subject needs and time availability.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Online Tutoring is currently only available for students from primary school to year 12 (aged 5 to 18). Via Zoom, tutors will help guide students through their homework and school related tasks to provide a helping hand with their education. The program gives Young Carers the opportunity to get to know their tutor, create a positive relationship and gain a passionate role model.
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"Ethan was not in such a great mood before the session yesterday, it can be a high pressure environment at home for him at times, but he came out of the session a changed boy, so happy and totally re-centred. Just wanted to say thanks so much for the wonderful job you all do at Little Dreamers."
"She is absolutely loving it. I love seeing how happy it makes her and that she has something to look forward to each week. I really appreciate it. "
"Her initiative and confidence are improving as time goes on and she is coming out of her shell, which is amazing to see."
"It's been great! My grades have been going up, especially in math, and this is mostly thanks to Steven! I will definitely be continuing tutoring next term for sure, thanks for everything."
"I think that Little Dreamers has been the silver lining for us over the past couple of months. We are so grateful for you all and everything that you do."
"The facilitators are kind, compassionate and fun. I loved the connection and looked forward to this hour every week. The group helped me become calmer. "
"It was super fun, I got to express my feelings, and I got to listen to and learn about other Young Carers."
"I really liked sharing stories about myself and listen to what my peers have to say. "