Grade 12s join youth programme

Mitchells Plain pupils who are part of the Decision Affects Destinies (DAD) Youth Mentorship Programme with councillor Eddie Andrews.

Mitchell’s Plain pupils attended a Decision Affects Destinies (DAD) Youth Mentorship Programme Orientation breakfast at the Lentegeur Council Chambers on Saturday January 28.

The aim of the programme is to encourage young people to consider every decision they make as it affects their future.

The programme was started in 2013 by councillor Eddie Andrews and has evolved to include Grade 12s.

A workshop on goal setting was presented by Theresa Denton who is actively involved at City libraries.

The Grade 12s are from various schools in Mitchell’s Plain. They will meet twice a month for various workshops and extra lessons.

Last year theprogramme included tutoring and study sessions.

The programme also aims to link pupils to opportunities and to empower them to take advantage of these opportunities.