Deadly Youth Mentoring Program

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 Juvenile Justice system.

Currently in NSW Aboriginal young people account for approximately 50% 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 annual leadership and cultural camp.  

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 Juvenile Justice system.

For more information about the Deadly Youth Mentoring Program, please contact Yileen Gordon, Aboriginal Mentor at Souths Cares – ygordon@rabbitohs.com.au