Mentors come from all walks of life, ranging from university students, professional people and retirees. They each share a deep respect for children and a belief in the power of education to make a difference. Whatever their background, all our mentors believe in education as a pathway to self-determination and that every child deserves to be given the opportunity and support to shine. 

 

Our Mentors are also prepared and able to commit to regular attendance. We run every weekend during school term time, and think it is important that a student works with people who are visibly committed to them personally. It also allows us to better track their progress over a school term or year.  We definitely understand that is a big commitment, however, so we have a Mentor roster and opportunities for 'job sharing'. We try to ensure that our students are directly supported by a maximum of three mentors over the course of a year. 

 

The generosity of our Mentors is inspiring. They travel from all over Perth and, although needing to meet their own day-to-day study/work/family commitments, they still give their Saturday mornings so freely.  

 

We believe that one of the best things about our program is that it is SO easy to start being a Mentor, and so easy to continue. The students are great, the level of Maths or English required is not onerous, and the Saturday mornings generally fly by with some games thrown in!  It will be two, truly rewarding, hours of your time, where you'll have the opportunity to help grow a student's belief in their own abilities. 

MENTORS

 

Have a read about some of our Mentors, who tell us why they joined the Achievers Club and what they love about it!

Danny McEvoy

(Mentor and President)

Dave Newman

(Mentor and Vice-President)

Madeleine Brown

(Mentor and Board Secretary)

Ray Christensen

(Mentor and Board Member (Acting Treasurer))

Richard Azzopardi

(Mentor and Board Member (Girrawheen Chapter Rep)

Jim Sharp

(Mentor and Board Member)

Girma Molla

(Mentor and Board Member)

Robyn Cooper

(Mentor)

Brittany Cherry

(Mentor and former Board Member)

MENTOR SNAPSHOTS