Community Catch Up (1 hour session)
The Community Catch Up mentoring sessions focus on bringing together deaf and hard of hearing teenagers with deaf or hard of hearing mentors. The sessions have live captioning, translators and chat features that allow teens to communicate with each other. Currently there are three sessions available:
- Teenager Session (12-18 years) – Every Tuesday at 5pm AEST
- AUSLAN Only Session (All welcome) – Every Wednesday at 6pm AEST
- Young Adult Session (18-25 Years) – Every Thursday at 6pm AEST
- All Welcome – Saturday at 1pm AEST This session is held fortnightly.
Life Goals & Skills Online Program (2 – 10 Hours)
Our flagship mentoring program has been adapted as an online version, offering a ranger of Courses. We focus on bringing together deaf and hard of hearing teenagers with inspiring mentors. Through group, peer and one-on-one mentoring, we explore a whole range of topics, from communication & conflict resolution, to school and school subject choices and social media.
We have a selection of Life Goals and Skills online programs that include:
- League of Hearoes (Minecraft online gaming)
- Graphic design
- Career & Job Opportunities
Life Goals & Skills Online – Graphic Design Course
This course is perfect for all our creative teenagers! By the end of this course you will know how to create your own poster using Photopea.com.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The online Graphic Design Course is open to deaf or hard of hearing teenagers aged between 12-18 years.
- There will be 3 sessions for this course, 1.5-2 hours each.
- All sessions will be held via Zoom.
- The sessions will be hosted by Andrew On Yi Lai, a creative educator and founder of The Vision Hub.
- To attend this course participants will need to have downloaded Photopea.com (free online version of Photoshop).
- You can use your NDIS funding to cover these sessions.
About Andrew On Yi Lai
Andrew On Yi Lai is a creative educator looking to make small but gradual changes in the way people think, learn and communicate. He completed his Bachelor of Design and Art Education at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, and is currently working as a high school teacher, specialising in multimedia, design and technology. He is an Adobe Education Leader and is the founder of The Vision Hub, a visualisation business service primarily for the education sector.
Face-To-Face Mentoring Programs
NOTE: our Face-To-Face Mentoring Programs are currently suspended until further notice. Please review our online programs listed above.
Life Goals & Skills Metro (4 days)
Our flagship mentoring program, which focuses on bringing together deaf and hard of hearing teenagers with inspiring mentors. Through group, peer and one-on-one mentoring, we explore a whole range of topics, from communication & conflict resolution, to school and school subject choices and social media.
Life Goals & Skills Blast (2 days)
A shortened version of our flagship mentoring program, designed especially for teens living in regional and rural areas. Over two days, this workshop brings together deaf and hard of hearing teenagers with inspiring mentors – exploring a range of issues through group, peer and one-on-one mentoring. A great way to connect with people who just ‘get it’, in real life!
Primary2Secondary (2 sessions)
A unique two-part program that helps kids who are deaf or hard of hearing to make the transition from Year 6 to high school. We cover a range of things, from making new friends to dealing with bullying and simply finding your way round. Parents are welcome too (hey, someone’s gotta drive).
Rock My World (1-2 days)
These one-off workshops all focus on a different thing – from film-making to treetop adventures. The common theme? Fun! (Hey, it should never be underrated). As well as taking part in interesting activities, you’ll also hear from a guest presenter and connect with mentors as part of the experience. Not a bad way to spend a day or two, right?
Filmmaking and Editing Workshops (including Hear For You Film Festival)
Did you know we have a special Hear For You Film Festival open to deaf and hard of hearing teenagers all over Australia? Whether you are a pro filmmaker or one who is just keen to get started, you are welcome to enter the competition!
Click here for more information and find out about:
- 2018 Festival Films & winners
- Media Coverage
- 2019 Film Making Workshops.
Community Outreach Sessions (1-2 hours)
At Hear For You we love sharing our knowledge and insights with the broader community, so we run Community Outreach sessions with workplaces and community groups.