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Personal and life skills development

Core Component

Mentoring programs should consist of structured activities that enable young people to build practical and personal life skills. They should be supported to set goals and to develop and try new skills. They should also be intentional and support youth to build their confidence, resilience and independence. Decisions about the nature of these structured activities can be tailored based on the needs and interests of mentees. 

Flexible activities include:

These activities include opportunities for mentees to develop and refine practical life skills, acquire new knowledge and information, as well as determine their own goals and be guided to achieve them by the mentor. Structured activities can work in parallel with unstructured activities, such as socialising between mentee and mentor or between mentee and peers.

Last updated:

21 Feb 2022

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