I'm advised that:
New South Wales public schools implement a range of student mentoring
initiatives as an effective strategy for student engagement and wellbeing.
In keeping with the Government's Local Schools, Local Decisions policy,
public school principals are best placed to make decisions in consultation with
their communities about programs to support student and community needs.
At least 1,000 students are provided youth mentoring via external
partnerships and through school-based mentoring at Sydney Secondary College
consisting of Balmain Campus, Leichhardt Campus and Blackwattle Bay Campus.
At Sydney Distance Education High School, all students can access wellbeing
and mentoring support that is incorporated as part of the school's overall
coordinated student wellbeing program. This is provided by Head Teachers or
The Government has committed $6.3 million to continue Youth Frontiers
mentoring from 2018 to 2020. Raise Foundation is one of four organisations
funded to deliver the Youth Frontiers mentoring program to students in Years 8
The Department of Family and Community Services published a Youth Frontiers
evaluation report in 2016. The report noted the Youth Frontiers model was
achieving positive developmental outcomes for young people.