DARE mentors



DARE is a mentoring program which is focussed on developing the aspirations of Indigenous school students through face to face mentoring, and engagement with parents, teachers and the Indigenous community etc.

Why should I become a mentor?

  • personal fulfilment through contributing to the Indigenous community
  • satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress and achieve goals
  • participation in training sessions and a mentor support network
  • develop leadership skills and Indigenous Cultural awareness
  • receive a certificate of participation and Phoenix Award points.

What will be my roles and responsibilities?

  • take the lead in supporting the young person through developing a positive and encouraging relationship
  • build the relationship by encouraging planning and participation in activities
  • help set goals and work towards completing them
  • demonstrate cultural understanding and awareness
  • manage the development of the relationship with the mentee, and maintain regular contact.
  • 16 Week program - 1hr a week
  • Mentor Retreat (Compulsory)

How do I apply?

Read and complete the DARE Mentor Application (PDF 407KB).

Post the application to:

University of Southern Queensland
Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges
DARE Program
West Street
Australia QLD 4350

Futher information

For more information, please contact the Mentor Development Officer, Indigenous Secondary School Studnets Mentoring Program on 4631 1517 or by email to


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