Here in the UK, we run a respected mentoring service for young black men and women in underprivileged communities that are isolated, suffer from mental health issues, involved in knife/ street crime, and antisocial behaviour. Our aim is to be change makers in their lives through rehabilitation, skills development, create confidence and possible education and job opportunities.
Our project is sponsored by:
The mentoring service takes referrals for male and females aged between 12–30 years old. Pre COVID these sessions took place in the London Boroughs of Bromley and Croydon. During COVID we are helping young people across London.
Our Mentors provide 1:1 contact, which during Covid-19 has taken place either online, via Zoom, Phone, or Facetime. Any face-to-face meetings take place in public and follow all Covid-19 government precaution guidelines. All mentors, (volunteers, or paid), are Advanced DBS checked and gone through our rigorous training before they can take on a mentee. We also offer group sessions via Zoom, where appropriate, offering mentees the opportunity to meet up with others and take part in activities.
From Our Latest Cohort:
We have a 6-week programme framework with measurable KPI’s to enable us to monitor progress and outcomes. Where necessary, we will reassess the outcomes near the end and extend engagement if mentee requires additional time, or resources. If required, we have access to external bodies such as Counselling and CAMHS.
Part of the programme is called ‘Dreamcatchers’ where Mentors discuss with their mentee what they would like to do with their lives and work with them to try and achieve it. It could be employment using a specific skill they have, reviewing educational options or gaining confidence and empowering them to make better decisions.
If you know of any young people who could benefit from our services, please contact us.
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