About Veteran Mentors

Veteran Mentors are a group of ex-servicemen and women who share a common goal in helping the families and communities of Australia.

With their military background and armed with the lessons derived from operational deployments, the Veteran Mentors have developed a 9-day youth military program for high school students aged 12-17 years old. The program is designed to enhance the lives of all participants by providing them with the tools they need to achieve success at any given task.

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When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.


Resilience isn't a single skill. It's a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasising the positive


You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along'.

Veteran Mentors Programs

The Veteran Mentors camp has been specially modified to adapt this training and skills to teenagers who are lacking focus and direction.

With the skills taught on our 9-day program, your child will learn how important it is to respect loved ones, have the courage to follow their dreams, no matter how big and demonstrate the initiative required to fix problems before they become a disaster. They’ll also use teamwork to overcome obstacles and understand that without integrity, none of these things are possible. Your child will learn to become a leader and will use these skills at home, in the workforce and in life.


Here at Veteran Mentors, we are a team. For that team to reach great heights, each member is taught the importance of honesty at an early stage. With this personality trait, leaders are born.


Participants on our course find out very quickly how to be a good team player and that working as a team is more efficient than going solo.


At Veteran Mentors, we teach mindfulness, conflict resolution and stress management techniques. These techniques are proven to control emotions, reduce stress and achieve success in any given situation, no matter what the environment.

As seen on Sunrise

It was a pleasure to have Sunrise Correspondent, Bianca Stone, visit us during one of our Junior Leader Programs on the Gold Coast. Watch the video to find out what kind of transformation is possible after our 9-day boot camp.

What our clients say about our programs

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All the latest news, updates, articles and more from Veteran Mentors.

  • Thank you TODAY for another fantastic media release. “Queenslanders and police are at their wits’ end with the ongoing youth crime crisis plaguing the state. But as pressure grows on the Palaszczuk gov...

  • Thank you, 7 News Brisbane, for featuring our story. As youth crime rates and mental health challenges continue to surge, Veteran Mentors stand as a proven solution. We’ve been running Junior Leader Programs...

  • What follows is a testimonial of a mother sharing her personal journey and the challenges she faced with her two sons. Her story is evidence of the transformational effects of the JLP and Parent Workshop on famili...

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