Primary school students with a parent in prison can access vital support that encourages their learning and development through our Rise mentoring program.
Having a parent in prison can be an especially troubling time for children, often making it difficult for them to settle and focus at school.
They may have to move house, change schools and make new friends or find going to school too much because of bullying or being unable to keep up with the schoolwork.
With our program, students are supported by a trained mentor socially and culturally. Once a week, the student gets tailored one-on-one support in the classroom for 12 months.
This program is designed to support student well-being and help them to re-engage with school by increasing school attendance, building confidence and resilience, and decreasing anti-social behaviour.
Who is it for?
School-age children with a parent in custody who will benefit from the support the program provides. Teachers, parents or caseworkers may refer a student.
Rise Together Days
Held during school holidays, we also arrange group activities with children in the program, such as visiting the local zoo, going camping or meeting in the park.
While it’s an opportunity for the kids to make new friends and have fun, it’s also a great way for them to feel less isolated when they meet other kids with similar problems.
Refer a child
Email us at [email protected] if you’d like to find out more and refer a child.