With Mardi Gras still casting its glitter over Sydney, the Twenty10 crew have turned their attention to another equally important community event, Youth Week.
It’s a time that lets young people show what they are capable of, and lets the rest of us show them what the world has to offer as they carve out their place in it.
Sometimes that happens incidentally and other times those opportunities for mutual learning need to be created, as is the case with Twenty10’s new Mentoring project.
The project will be launched during April at our 10th Claire’s Kitchen event. This event is one of the best examples of the special relationships that can be cultivated when mentoring goes right.
Chef extraordinaire at Slide Bar, Marc Kuzma spends a day with 10 young people and while giving them an understanding of the some of the skills required when working in a restaurant, also learns about their lives.
The team at Twenty10 has seen how much of a positive impact Claire’s Kitchen has had on young people and the communities in which they live.
The Twenty10 Mentoring project does not come from a place where the adult is the expert in the relationship and the young person is the empty sponge. It instead works on the creation of a series of moments in time when experiences can be shared, where each can learn life lessons, and where both can be inspired to carve out a path in a sometimes difficult world.
By REBECCA REYNOLDS
info: Visit www.twenty10.org.au Supporting the project by attending Claire’s Kitchen on April 20. Bookings can be made through Slide www.slide.com.au or on 02 8915 1899.