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the mentorship program The Colosoul Group Inc. is a not-for-profit media and arts training organisation run entirely by a dedicated group of young volunteers. We have created a Mentorship Program where young people gain valuable hands-on experience in the media and the arts sector, through the creation of publications, live media and events for youths. The initial program extends for 6-12 weeks during which the participants can choose their core skills for training. This requires a committment from the mentee and the mentor upholding the professional development offered through the Colosoul Group Inc. At the end of this, participants can choose to extend the training period up to six months to either continue training in the chosen skill or learn other roles within the organisation.


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By supporting The Colosoul Group Mentorship Program you are helping to provide opportunies for young people within the media and arts.

Our publications: Colosoul: Social and environmental magazine, ezine and blog supporting the arts (age 17-28 years)

Teensoul: Social and environmental magazine, ezine and blog supporting the arts (age 13-17 years)

Wordplay: An Australian hip hop magazine and blog (age 1525 years)

MYM: A young people’s fashion ezine and blog (age 17-28 years)

Greta: An ezine and annual coffee table book of young people’s artistic photography (age 17-28 years)

Mosey: A blog designed for local gossip, music and fashion (age 17-28 years)


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Mentors Every participant in the Mentorship Program can be mentored by an industry professional. Group mentoring will take place where mentors are matched to the skills the mentees hope to gain and goals they set to achieve. An agreement will be set up between the mentor and mentee, where they will determine how often they meet. Mentors will be required to attend monthly meetings to discuss their progress and suitability to the mentees. Participants who complete the Mentorship Program have the opportunity to become ambassadors as leaders and mentors for future participants. We are always looking for talented people from a variety of background, whether it be in the media and the arts industries to marketing and events management, to come on board and contribute to our Mentorship Program by mentoring young people. Mentors will arrange with The Colosoul Group Inc. when they would like to contribute their time, and how they would like to work with young people.


Program evaluation Participants are required to set goals and discuss these goals with their mentor at the start of the Program. A self-evaluation system will take place, where participants write entries into an online journal to record the tasks they completed each day. This ongoing evaluation encourages participants to keep working towards their goals and committed to the program.

Achievement The Colosoul Group Inc. is aligned with a registered training organisation and upon the completion of the Program each participant can receive a Program Certificate�.


Opportunities for university students 12 week program // Assigned a mentor Choice of skill chosen for professional development Students have the option of completing the mentorship program as part of the work placement program required at their university, and the time can be adjusted to suit this.


Opportunities for high school students 6 week program Assigned a mentor Choice of skill chosen for professional development The Mentorship Program can be adjusted to suit individual students’ availability and needs. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Mentorship Program as part of the work experience component of the schools’ curriculum, or may participate outside of school hours. The Colosoul Group Inc. is partnering with INSTEP West, giving students the opportunity to be placed with The Colosoul Group Inc. as part of the work placement component of their studies.


Opportunities for disadvantaged youths The program will be tailored to the individual needs and development of the mentee. The program will initially extend for 4 weeks where the participants can choose the area they would like to be involved in. At the end of this period, participants may extend their training for another 6 weeks, where they may stay in their chosen area, or change their area of involvement.


Opportunities for indigenous Australians The program will be tailored to the individual needs and development of the mentee. The program will initially extend for 4 weeks where the participants can choose the area they would like to be involved in. At the end of this period, participants may extend their training for another 6 weeks, where they may stay in their chosen area, or change their area of involvement.


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How can you become involved? Fill out our online form and we will be in contact with you to discuss your involvement in the Mentorship Program.


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“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.� Franklin D Roosevelt


Mentorship Program