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Once you've sent your message, why not go and make someone a coffee and write them something encouraging on a sticky note.  Go on, it will only take you 4 mins but we reckon it will change their whole day.

PO Box 30
Northlands, Western Australia

(+61) 433 130 237

12 Buckets, located in Perth Western Australia, is an early intervention strengths-based mentoring organisation established as a charity for local children who need extra support in life and learning.

The predominantly volunteer run organisation is committed to innovation and generosity, helping children discover their capacity to give - regardless of background or circumstance.

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What Mentors Do


Mentoring that looks like you and appeals to the student

Our early intervention strengths-based approach to mentoring means that we help uncover a child's existing area of strength or interest.

This could be something to do with cooking, art, building, music, writing, environment, sport, photography or web design.

The list goes well beyond these!

The TAILORED JOURNEY BOARDS make mentoring Stress-Free

Once a student's area of interest or existing strength is identified, we then help you design a tailored journey board of learning reducing the need to plan heavily each week and also so that there is clear direction for your sessions.  The mentoring experience is made easy when a journey board is in place.




Where do the 12 Buckets fit in?

Our program focuses on 12 areas deemed important for overall wellbeing and sense of place within community. 

These 12 areas have been grouped under the four categories of responsibility, community, mastery, and generosity. These categories have been adapted from The Circle of Courage®, which is a model of positive youth development first described in the book Reclaiming Youth at Risk, co-authored by Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg, and Steve Van Bockern. 

The bucket image remains the key element that shapes the 12 Buckets program and it represents the underlying philosophy that fullness in life comes when you pour yourself out for others.

Each journey board we build with you and the student will emphasise one of the buckets from each of the four categories.