Ignite Mentoring offers tailored programs for students from years 7 to 12. These programs run for 9 weeks over each school semester. Mentors facilitate group-based activities aimed at increasing students' confidence, self-esteem, engagement and participation during class time.
Our programs aim to do the following:
Improve students' self-esteem through positive mentor-mentee relationships.
Promote a growth mindset by providing a supportive environment in which students are challenged to venture beyond their comfort zone.
Provide an opportunity for students to practice and be commended on their soft skills.
Ignite Mentoring currently runs 3 programs: Resilience, Careers, and English as a Second Language.
The goal of the Resilience program is to equip students with the confidence and skillset for tackling challenges that they face, both inside and outside the classroom.
The program is constructed around research into the traits of resilient individuals incorporated with feedback from students, teachers, and mentors. The handbook structure is designed to ensure positive progression between weeks.
The Careers Program aims to help students develop an understanding of their potential and to give them the confidence to pursue opportunities available to them.
The program does this in two ways. Firstly, it aims to equip students with a job-relevant skill set and give them the confidence to seek employment. Secondly, it broadens the students’ horizons with respect to tertiary education and career options. The handbook structure is designed to ensure that these goals are met and that there is progression between weeks.
English as a Second Language
The goal of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program is to build the students’ self-confidence in speaking English.
Their participation is encouraged in a variety of settings, ranging from one-on-one communication to collaborative work on problem-solving tasks. The handbook structure is designed to ensure gradual progression between weeks.