Youth Mentoring

We are passionate about seeing transformation in the lives of local young people who face disadvantage. 

Would you like support in finding a job, a college course, an apprenticeship? OR are you in education and need help thinking about your future? 

Our Programmes

Aspire Mentoring: supports young people aged 16-25 throughout their journey of attaining, sustaining and thriving within education, employment and training

Advance Mentoring: is one-to-one mentoring for young people aged 11-19, who are most at risk of exclusion and/or are likely to become NEET upon leaving education.

Our mentoring has a relational and holistic approach focusing on practical support, such as CV writing or interview skills, and social-emotional support, such as building confidence and self-esteem.

Practical support includes:

Preparing CVs
Developing interview skills
Job searching and completing application forms
Attending college open days and job fairs
Introducing a young person to potential business contacts
Well-being and social support includes:

Being a listening ear
Building confidence and self-esteem
Helping overcome fears such as talking over the phone or using public transport
Developing skills for the workplace such as time-keeping, conflict resolution and communication skills

Service access criteria: Age 11-25
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A

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