Deadly Youth Mentoring Program

Intensive mentoring and casework support for at-risk youth

The Deadly Youth Mentoring Program was launched by Souths Cares in 2018 in response to the alarming over representation of Aboriginal youth in the NSW Youth Justice system.

Currently in NSW Aboriginal young people account for approximately 45% of all young people in custody and are approximately 25 times more likely to be incarcerated than non-Aboriginal young people.

The Deadly Youth Mentoring Program provides at-risk Aboriginal youth with 6 months of intensive mentoring focusing on education, positive social activities and building connections with Aboriginal culture and community.

Participants who are consistently engaging with the program and achieving their goals receive unique ‘money can’t buy’ incentives associated with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and attend Souths Cares leadership and cultural camps.

To be eligible for the program, participants must reside in South Eastern Sydney, be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, aged between 10-17 years old and at-risk of entering the Youth Justice system.

For more information about the Deadly Youth Mentoring Program, please contact Yileen Gordon, Aboriginal Mentor at Souths Cares – [email protected]

Souths Cares is an independent not-for-profit public benevolent institution, established to support the local community and address social need across the South Sydney region.

Your donation helps assist their program in supporting disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families.

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Acknowledgement of country

Acknowledgement of country

South Sydney Rabbitohs and Souths Cares acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we work, live and learn. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. We acknowledge that this land is, was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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