The Popular Young Mentors Program is Back! Image: Margaret River Senior High School Student Lily Humberstone, with the Shire's eServices Librarian Ana Brawls and Mirrambeena resident Christa Cameron.

The Popular Young Mentors Program is Back!

Tech-savvy students from Margaret River Senior High School are prepped and ready to help local seniors sharpen their skills with smartphones, tablets and laptops.

The goal of the Young Mentors Program is to help older members of the community feel more confident about using their tech devices, while also helping year nine and ten students to bolster their communications and leadership skills. 

Prior to taking on their teaching roles, the Young Mentors receive full training, prepare teaching plans and even design homework projects for their older students.

The teen teachers have been brought up with the tech that can often be challenging for older members of the community.

If you’re a local senior grappling with your devices, the Margaret River Library is hosting a Young Mentors Information Session at 2pm on Wednesday 11 October to explain how the program works and answer any questions. If you would like to attend please call 08 9780 5600 or email eServices Librarian Ana Brawls on [email protected].  

The Young Mentors Program will run for 4 weeks on Wednesdays starting on 25 October from 10.15am to 11.45am at the Margaret River Library. 

The Young Mentors Program was developed by the eSafety Commissioner and BeConnected and is coordinated locally by the Shire’s Margaret River Library.

To find out more about events at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s libraries, visit Library Events.
13 Sep 2023 Topic Type
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