PSA: PEER Mentee Public Registrations for 2023 is now OPEN!
Young Mendaki Club (YMC)'s flagship youth mentorship programme, PEER [which stands for Positive Experiences, Engaging Relationships] is back for its next edition in 2023!
Organised with the support of community partners, M³@Tampines and M³@Woodlands, the YMC 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 / your child is a Malay / Muslim secondary school student, do consider applying for PEER 2023 programme!
Why was the PEER mentorship programme created?
Youths today face new challenges that arise from a fast-changing environment.
The PEER programme believes the community can play an important role in the development of the younger generation to rise to these challenges.
The PEER mentorship programme aims to inculcate the 5Cs of Positive Youth Development in your child: Character, Confidence, Connection, Contribution, Competence. These 5Cs are important characteristics to help youths navigate the various challenges they may face.
The Kakaks and Abangs in the community possess valuable and relatable life experiences that your child can benefit from. Taking on the role of mentors, they can play a crucial role in articulating these characteristics by sharing their experiences.
How does mentoring help me / my child?
Mentors selected are invested in you / your child's development.
They are there to listen to you / your child, support and encourage you / them in achieving their goals. Youth mentors provide a clear vision of what you / your child's future could look like by sharing their unique life stories and experiences.
They can also serve to be a source of inspiration and motivation for you / your child's career aspirations, life goals, self-discovery and more.
Having a mentor can help to raise your / your child's confidence, self-esteem and may lead to better performance in school.
Being youths themselves, PEER mentors can share their relatable experiences, and even failures, to help you / your child in making better decisions in school and in life, too.
“I joined the programme with an aim to improve my social skills. I have always been shy, and often very nervous when talking to others, especially towards new people that I meet. But through PEER, and the interactions that I’ve had with other mentees and mentors throughout the course of the programme, I’m a lot more confident now.”
Muhammad Rian, 15