Sometimes we get to choose our circumstances. Often we don’t. Especially when we’re young and don’t have access to financial resources, family support or external help to be able to make a change.
It’s no surprise that the ability to develop personal connections has been disrupted in the digital age. Becoming a Big Sister Mentor presents a fantastic opportunity to reap the benefits of helping another person, developing connections and doing something positive.
The limits on what girls can/should do that is imposed by society is not what should be dictating the way young girls think about their future. No girl should feel like they aren’t good enough.
Childhood trauma refers to experiences that include children and young people who have lived in war torn countries and refugee camps, who have experienced child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic and family violence or who have lived with parents with mental illness and/or drug and alcohol abuse.
At the SISTER2sister program, we truly believe that mentoring is one of the best ways to help young teenagers find and harness their potential. Over the past 14 years, we’ve seen first-hand the countless benefits of youth mentoring and how it’s changing...
Have you ever said, or heard, this: ‘I get along better with guys than girls’? Sometimes it feels all too common for teenage girls not to get along with other girls. Maybe because we’ve all had to deal with a stereotypical ‘mean girl’. Maybe because girls often judge...
Supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees contribute to a host of benefits for mentors and mentees.
Overseeing the SISTER2sister program for 14 years has been an incredible experience. Witnessing the changes in the Little Sisters, no matter big or small, over time and knowing we had something to do with it is very rewarding. It inspires me to keep going in a tough and competitive sector.
In Australia, around two women die every week and around 500 are hospitalised due to domestic violence. The Life Changing Experiences Foundation is proud to work with White Ribbon Ambassador, Chris Futcher-Coles.
Mentors needed by ex-teacher to help young women reach their potential
COULD you help a young woman from Sydney turn her life around?
A charity set up by a former high school teacher needs mentors. Jessica Brown, 48, from Balgowlah started the charity 14 years ago after working as a music teacher in Bankstown. Mrs Brown, who grew up in Forestville, realised many of her students were not reaching their potential in the classroom.
Jess Brown credits her ‘passion for helping others’ as the driving force behind her inspiring career.
Jess is the latest to be featured in our ‘Game Changing Women’ series. We check in with her for an update on the foundation, her new focuses with evolving the SISTER2sister initiative and what kind of legacy she hopes the organisation will leave.
It’s the program that proves sometimes it only takes one positive role model to turn a life around.
Are you interested in mentoring a teenage girl so that she’s able to become the best she can be? We asked some of our 2017 Big Sister mentors why they volunteered for the SISTER2sister program.
Last month, the award winning -Life Changing Experiences Foundation’ (LCEF), that manages -The SISTER2sister’ mentoring program for -at risk teens’, has extended their reach into Melbourne by launching the -No Limits for Girls’ program.