A MAYOR, a stay-at-home mum and a 74-year-old woman have all been mentors in the Youth Frontiers program.
The mentoring program connects young people with skilled and experienced adults to create an activity that benefits their community.
Coordinator Ashleigh Walton is on the hunt for the next batch of volunteer mentors in Gunnedah and Tamworth.
“We’re looking for people from every background with different experiences and no specific level of education because the students really get value from life skills,” she said.
“There’s no age limit, qualifications or skills needed so we can match the students with adults who share interests and backgrounds.
“We’ve had the mentors learn skills from the students as well, all of them said they’ve built a relationship with an adult they can trust.”
The program runs for six months and mentors are expected to donate one hour a week.
Ms Walton would love to see businesses allow employees to offer their time as a charitable donation during school hours.
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