Pilbara Mentors Honoured

Pilbara Mentors Honoured

The Pilbara Mentors program delivered in collaboration with EdConnect has had consistently positive outcomes since its inception in 2016. The mentoring program connects at-risk young people in the Pilbara with mentors to provide tailored and meaningful support.

EdConnect and the Roy Hill Community Foundation brought together the volunteer mentors to celebrate their resiliency and commitment to the program in the face of the challenges presented by COVID-19. The St Cecelia Catholic Primary School choir performed to kick off a memorable evening to honour those involved in the program.

The mentors were given hampers and certificates of appreciation to thank them for time and commitment. The most moving moment of the evening was the speeches given by two of the students. They expressed their gratitude to their mentors and how the positive experiences in the program had affected them.

Kay has said volunteers have told her how much they love the mentoring experience and those considering mentoring should not hesitate to get involved with the program. “The need for mentors is greater than ever, especially in these uncertain times,” she says. “The reality is, there are always more students in need than available mentors.”

Some of the volunteers brought along friends and family to show them the value volunteers give to the community. If you would like to get involved, please visit the EdConnect website.