Our Goals

Our mission is to offer innovative and effective mentoring programs to Western Australian high schools.

IGNITE MENTORING DREAMS OF A WORLD WHERE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AND ARE EMPOWERED TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL.

We believe that an individual's educational success depends on more than just being taught the curriculum. It requires an enthusiasm for learning, being surrounded by people who believe in you, and having confidence in your ability to succeed.

Young people have a unique ability to inspire, connect with and provide support to other young people. Creating mentor relationships and providing individualised support in a school setting is a powerful tool for achieving personal change and community growth. This is where Ignite mentors come in.

Our Program

Ignite Mentoring kicks off with a day at UWA, which is a perfect setting for mentors and students to just hang out and get to know each other. The students then meet with their mentors in groups on a weekly basis throughout the year. We run each mentoring group slightly differently, depending on what works best for that group, but with the ultimate focus of providing mentors who genuinely support the students and whose presence improves their experience of school. 

If you're interested further about our programs click HERE to view our prospectus.

OUR IMPACT

  "One student who has been with Ignite mentors for a while used to be really unenthusiastic about studying. But she now has done an amazing job at studying for exams – she's made up all these study diagrams and is getting people to quiz her. She has become autonomous in her study program, in a different subject to the one the mentors were in." - Rosemary, teacher

 

"One student who has been with Ignite mentors for a while used to be really unenthusiastic about studying. But she now has done an amazing job at studying for exams – she's made up all these study diagrams and is getting people to quiz her. She has become autonomous in her study program, in a different subject to the one the mentors were in." - Rosemary, teacher