PSA: PEER Mentor Registrations are now open!
MENDAKI Club's flagship youth mentorship programme, PEER [which stands for Positive Experiences, Engaging Relationships] will be back for its next edition in 2024!
Organised with the support of community partners, M³@Tampines and M³@Woodlands, the PEER programme seeks to provide support, encouragement and positive role models for secondary school students (mentees) by pairing them with older youths from tertiary institutions, and the working world (mentors). The programme incorporates elements of experiential learning and developmental relationships that mentors facilitate through carefully curated activities.
If you are a student in a tertiary institution, or from the working world, we would like to extend a warm invitation for you to join us on this journey as a mentor. Applications are now open!
Why be a PEER mentor with us?
Well, this is your chance to be part of a growing community of people who are stepping forward to contribute, and uplift the lives of those in the community.
In this instance, your role as a mentor could serve to motivate, guide, empower, and support many youths who are trying to find their footing and direction as they navigate their teenage years and eventually into adulthood.
We've all been there and know how daunting the journey can be. So how about giving this mentorship gig a try? We promise that you will not regret it!
What's the selection process like?
To ensure the suitability of candidates, all applicants will go through an interview and screening process with relevant programme stakeholders prior to selection. Candidates will be assessed on factors such as an individual's motivation, attributes that would be key to being a good mentor, and past track record of leadership or mentorship experience.
Selected mentors are subsequently sent for mentorship training sessions with mentoring experts before the PEER programme commences.
What is the expected commitment level?
Mentors are required to commit to the following:
2 x Training Sessions (Late January 2024)
1 x Bonding Day (Early February 2024)
12 x Bi-weekly Mentoring Sessions from 17 February 2024 - 10 August 2024 (TBC)
M3@Tampines: Saturdays, 9.00am -12.30pm;
M3@Woodlands: Saturdays, 2.00pm - 5.30pm
You will be paired with another mentor to ensure that at least one mentor can make it for any session.
Could you share what I can expect from the programme?
Of course! One way is to watch the highlights from PEER's 2023 edition in the video below:
What Mentors say:
“The experience has made us empathise with the struggles faced by our younger youths. For example, they do face a lot more distractions now than we had previously in the past with all that is unfolding in the digital sphere. It can get overwhelming, and especially confusing to navigate. This is where mentorship can come in to be the “light”, serving as a useful guide.”
Izza Natasha, Ruqoyah, and Siti Nurhazirah
PEER 2022 Mentor Alumni