Kokoda is a 12 month youth mentoring program that challenges local youth (14-17 years of age) experiencing difficulties to consider their life choices and decision making, while attempting to encourage positive outcomes in education, employment, connection to family and community.
Mentoring aims to provide a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement.
The program utilises adults (18 years and over) from the local community to mentor and support the young people participating, with a focus on linking disadvantaged young people to positive adult role models.
Participants engage in a training program and group work activities, before trekking the historical Kokoda track in September school holidays each year.
If you would like to be a part of or support the MASP Kokoda youth mentoring program please contact us.