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About ForeningsMentor International

At ForeningsMentor International we help children and adolescent from 6 to 17 years of age towards an active leisure time including enrolment of a Danish association.

In Denmark there is a strong tradition of engaging in the Danish association life, which is very much run by volunteers. Associations offers a multitude of different activities such as sports, art, music and scouting. These activities are commonly accessed by Danish families.

Engaging in associations does not only enrich your child with an active lifestyle, but also an expansion of their social relations. As international family in Denmark this is an obvious opportunity to engage in Danish culture and thereby optimise your integration in Danish society. Enrolment in Danish associations could also be seen as a way of developing your child’s Danish language skills.  

How does ForeningsMentor International help?

At ForeningsMentor we offer our help in the following options:

We can show you the way

We can direct you and your child to the right club or association depending on what peaks your child’s interest - may it be football, swimming, music or something completely different. We can help you translate the association webpage, tell you how to get in contact with the association, and how to become a member - and if you have any questions on practical issues or unwritten customs when joining a Danish association, we’ll help you answer those too.

Get a more personal guidance

If you and your child need more help than directions in finding the right association, it is possible for your child to get a personal mentor. The mentor is a volunteer who will meet with you and your child, help you find the right activity and association, and prepare the association for a new member. Should you find it helpful, he or she may accompany you and your child to the activity the first couple of times until you feel comfortable going on your own.

All our mentors must produce a certificate of no criminal record. Furthermore, they are prepared to work with children and well informed of Save the Children’s visitation and child protection policy, which constitutes the guidelines of social interaction between mentor and child.

Reasons why your child should join an association

Your child will develop its social and language skills through interactions with other children.

Your child will develop its social and language skills through interactions with other children.

Your child will meet other children who share its interests.

Your child will meet other children who share its interests.

Your child will gain insight into Danish traditions and customs while having fun. 

Your child will gain insight into Danish traditions and customs while having fun. 

Contact

ForeningsMentor International

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Laura Juhl Madsen

Mail: lajm@aarhus.dk

Telefon: 29209000

Collaborations

ForeningsMentor International is a cooperation between Aarhus Municipality and Save the Children. We collaborate with Aarhus Academy for Global Education (AAGE), Læssøesgades Skole and Kochs International.

AARHUS ACADEMY FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
KOCHS SKOLE
LÆSSØEGADE SKOLE