We want to improve the life chances and opportunities for Young Londoners by enabling more disadvantaged young people to benefit from quality mentoring and youth activities.
Every young person has the potential to succeed. It has been said that in every caterpillar, a butterfly is waiting to spread its wings, flourish, and soar to greatness.
In the modern world, young people face several challenges due to their inability to find a productive place within society, either in the mainstream education system or in satisfactory employment. More and more young Londoners are suffering due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing cost of living crisis.
Many young people are concerned about the uncertainty of the future. Social inequalities have been highlighted and accentuated by the pandemic; young people are expressing deep concerns about their financial futures as we enter a recession expected to last for several years.
Young people at the same time are facing greater levels of choice and opportunity but also unprecedented uncertainty and risk as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood and independence.
In order to navigate these pathways, young people must be empowered and resilient. A substantial and growing body of research suggests that developing social and emotional skills can contribute to positive outcomes in a person’s life, including mental health and wellbeing, engagment and soci- emotional learning.
Take on the role of a mentor and become a positive role model
We are seeking mentors to be part of the Mentoring Project. The program requires you to work with a young person between the ages of 16 and 24 for a minimum of 12 weeks. In person sessions will be held on a weekly basis for an hour, and you will receive all the training that you need.
You will develop a trusting and supportive relationship with the young person, offering non-judgmental guidance and advice. Through your encouragement and assistance, you will assist the young person to develop strategies for attaining his or her goals in the future.
If you are 18 years of age or older and are interested in making a positive contribution to the community. Take the opportunity to mentor others. A DBS and refrence check is required to become a mentor.
As a mentor we will offer you training in safeguarding, confidentiality, mental health awareness and counselling skills.
How to refer young people?
In order for a young person to benefit from the program, they must meet the following criteria:
1. They are young people between the ages of 16 and 24
2. You have obatined consent from the young person, parent/carer before making the referral
If you are interested in learning more, please call 020 8088 7650 for a brief conversation. An information pack will be sent to you upon request.
In order to be accepted into the mentoring program, applicants must be available and agree to the terms and conditions of the program.