Hi, I'm Michael and I've worked as a Program Mentor at Dismantle since July. My background is in commerce, and I've also worked as a high school teacher.
I love working at Dismantle because it gives me the opportunity to be a friend and mentor to teenagers facing various challenges. We get the chance to work alongside these young people, talk to them about their lives and build relationships with them throughout the BikeRescue journey. Some of the youth are very creative with their artwork (including a hydro-dipped bicycle from one of the programs!), while others show excellent mechanical skills.
The staff are also amazing and the working environment is fantastic. It was really exciting to see one of the participants, who had a reputation for not attending school, commit to the program and attend every session in which they were enrolled. I look forward to many more exciting times ahead working with the young people of Perth and beyond!