MATES Matters 2020

2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of the MATES mentoring program in schools across the Wimmera!

The MATES Mentoring Program, supported by the Wimmera Southern Mallee Local Learning Employment Network, was first implemented as a pilot program at Dimboola Memorial High School in 2010.

After considerable research, conversations and planning between the School, the Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN and the Hindmarsh Shire Council, it was determined that there was a need for a mentoring program in the community.

Since the resounding success of the pilot, MATES now operates in more than 18 schools across the Wimmera Southern Mallee region with over 600 mentors matched with young people since inception.

If you would like to share your experience with the MATES Program over the last 10 years, please contact either Sam or Vanessa on or

Please click the following link to view the newsletter 2020-02 MATES Newsletter


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