Jodie was Cathy’s mentor in the Young Achievers mentoring program for two years from 2009. Now a confident and compassionate adult herself, Cathy has gone to become a mentor to Roma.
Jodie has gone on to join the Young Achievers Steering Committee and says “It’s an excellent reminder that young people are passionate and motivated and capable and ambitious and, in many cases, determined to make the world a better place.”
That’s certainly true of Cathy, who has gone to become a mentor to Roma. “Most of our outings are about relaxing, enriching or career-focused activities. It was a little surreal, but very exciting to be able to introduce Roma to Voiceworks, the magazine and organisation Jodie introduced me to, that made such a difference in my life.”
And Roma says, “Cathy has opened up so many opportunities for me, such as meeting people from her work, Voiceworks, which has allowed me a peek into the writing/publishing/editing world. Having a mentor, out in the real world has made the possibilities and flexibility of life apparent to me, which has been extremely important during such an all-consuming year.
… It’s an excellent reminder that young people are passionate and motivated and capable and ambitious and, in many cases, determined to make the world a better place.
– Jodie (Mentor)
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