We match volunteer mentors to vulnerable young people aged 14-25 to support them to achieve goals and reach their full potential. Mentors and young people meet once a week to work together towards a goal of the young person’s choice. Young people often choose recreation or leisure goals, such as learning to play guitar, boxing lessons or taking a cookery class. The young people we support are displaying “at risk” signs. These signs may include poor performance at school, truanting, offending, welfare issues, lack of positive social networks, anxiety or being bullied. The role of a volunteer mentor is to provide a supportive relationship to help a young person achieve a realistic goal of their choice. The emphasis is to connect the young person with social, cultural and leisure opportunities, then support them to build their confidence, skills, potential and positive social networks. Mentors also often support and assist the young person to maintain, re-engage with or seek out education, training and employment opportunities.
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