At the centre of EdConnect Australia is a belief in the power of relationships. For children to thrive, they need to be connected to and supported by an extended network of caring people with the time to listen and provide guidance. Ed Connect is a school based program with volunteers dedicating their time during school hours, on school grounds. With our dedicated volunteers, EdConnect engages students at any stage in their educational pathway, from kindergarten to high school. Our services are designed to improve student’s literacy, life skills, self-esteem and self-confidence which contribute to improving learning outcomes and improved student achievements. Without support of this nature many students can become disengaged from school, usually resulting from behavioural and social skills problems or barriers they have developed towards learning. Other students disengage through a lack of social skills or not having a positive role model in their life. The EdConnect Program has continued to focus upon students with needs such as these in both primary and secondary school across Western Australia. These students benefit from either one-on-one mentoring or additional support provided through EdConnect volunteers Our Vision An engaged community helping young people to succeed. Our Mission To strengthen school engagement and increase resilience in school age children at risk of not achieving their educational potential by providing high quality mentoring programs and identifying, training and supporting volunteers who are committed to improving educational and life outcomes for students.
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