Just like our flagship mentoring workshop, this two-day ‘blast’ focuses on connecting deaf and hard of hearing teenagers with inspiring mentors who have loads of stories to share. Over two days, we explore different aspects of living as a deaf teenager, giving you the chance to exchange ideas and experiences with people who just ‘get it’. For those living in rural and regional areas, it’s a great chance to meet like-minded people in real life, too!
Program duration: Two full days (usually over one weekend)
Location: Rural & Regional NSW, Victoria, Queensland (main town locations)
NDIS hours: 16
Perfect for: High school students who are deaf or hard of hearing, with oral communication
Upcoming dates: View the calendar
How it works: Every teenager gets placed into a year group (7&8, 9&10 and 11&12), and assigned two mentors (one male, one female). This means at most, there’s one mentor per 4 students. There’s plenty of discussion and practical activities, which are done as a group, in pairs and one-on-one with a mentor.
Throughout the program, each group will choose a range of topics to explore, such as:
- Communication & conflict resolution
- School subject & career choices
- Casual work
- Teamwork & leadership
- Technology & social media safety
- Personal identity
Cost: $1,000 ($100 to secure a place)
- Personal payment upfront
- Through your NDIS plan/funding (find more info about this here)
- If you’re experiencing financial hardship, you can apply to be part of our Community Fundraising Program, where we will work with you to fundraise through your local community clubs (RSLs, Rotary, Lions, Apex, etc.) To find out more about this option, just email us.
- This is a shortened version of our four-day Life Goals & Skills Metro Program. Like the longer version, the workshop is designed to take place over a set number of sessions (two) so participants have a chance to bond with mentors, and we can cover a wide range of topics. This means unfortunately you can’t attend just one session.
- A parent session is held as part of the program, which parents, siblings and friends are allowed to attend free of charge. This can be a great way to strengthen the participant’s existing network.
Enquiries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org