During the Central Coast 100 Day Challenge (August – December 2019), the community (including young people) identified the need for adult mentors to support young people across the Central Coast. Young people have named Doors to Mentors and provided input into the design of this program.

Doors to Mentors was launched on 26th February 2020 and is a community driven mentoring program which supports young people (aged 15-24) in the Central Coast to identify and achieve their aspirations.

Collective ed. Central Coast are the current Program Coordinators for Doors to Mentors and are supported by a Action Group made up from representatives from across the Central Coast community.

Doors to Mentors is a Collective ed. initiative. Collective ed. is a Tasmanian place-based initiative by Beacon Foundation, launched in 2017. Collective ed. aims to get more young people to complete year 12 and enable them to transition into meaningful pathways after school. Hosted by Beacon Foundation, Collective ed. is an innovative, five-year project, funded by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Australia’s biggest philanthropic organisation, and the Tasmanian State Government. For more information visit www.beaconfoundation.org.au