Malta Santa Luċija, Marsa and Valletta
Right to Smile
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Right to Smile
Youth Mentoring is a tool we use to engage with young people in the communities. The youth mentor program centres on these core elements:
- Informal educational support outside of the school system (home-work club/study groups)
- The support of volunteers who are trained as Youth Mentors
- An indirect focus on self-development of the youth members through talks, discussions and activities Opportunities to learn creative arts and use creative expression in various forms
- Community outreach through volunteering with various organisations
- Social interaction opportunities with peers within the group and outside of the group via outings.
- Psychotherapy support to youths on a one-to-one basis and through personal development group sessions.
Youth mentoring provides a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement. Youth mentoring programs can vary in their delivery but retain particular common key elements that define them; creating a positive, warm, informal relationship with a caring adult in a safe space, role-modelling, good training and preparation of mentors, unconditional positive regard towards youth.
Communities: Santa Luċija, Marsa, Valletta & surrounding communities.
Age groups of youth:
Santa Lucija: 11 – 16 years old
Marsa: 6 – 16 years old (split into three groups)
Valletta: 15 – 24 years old
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