Get Connected

Our online mentor program supports deaf and hard of hearing children to build their
confidence and social connections in a safe, engaging and supportive environment.

The first program will be open to teens aged 12 to 15. 

Our engaging group mentoring sessions allow young people to explore new
experiences, develop strategies for challenges, build lasting friendships with peers
and create stronger connections to the deaf community.

 

All of our mentors have lived experience and are passionate about supporting
young people to build self-esteem and encourage social inclusion.

 

The sessions will take place via online video conferencing. The program is offered in
a bilingual environment of Auslan and spoken English.

Purpose

  1. Building relationships/connection with other deaf/hoh kids

  2. Self-advocacy for deaf awareness (in school / family / community)

  3. Communication skills
     

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program participants can:

  • Recognise similarities and differences in experiences from other deaf and hard of hearing peers/mentors and realize that they are not alone

  • Communicate about their experiences with other kids who are hearing/hard of hearing/deaf

  • Feel confident that being deaf/hoh is not stopping them from achieving their goals

  • Identify their needs to make their environment more deaf-friendly

  • Communicate effectively with their support network what they need to adjust the environment to create optimal access to community

  • Find deaf friendly events/recreational activities online. 

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