The ASISTA mentoring program encourages personal development, new experiences and opportunities for young women and their mentors through fortnightly social and recreational activities. All mentor volunteers are provided with strong, ongoing support, training and supervision. Mentors are asked to commit to the program for a minimum of 12 months, with a requirement of two-six hours fortnightly face-to-face contact with your mentee. It is also essential to have a drivers licence and access to a car.
The Asista program is a mentoring program for girls aged 12-18 in the child protection system, linking them with a positive female role model to build self-esteem, resilience and confidence.
Running for over 20 years, the program has consistently delivered positive outcomes for young women and their mentors. Asista gives young women in the child protection system the positive role models and influences they need to become strong, resilient adults.
ASISTA is run in greater metropolitan Melbourne.