Mentoring – Helping young people in their final years of school

EBP South is looking for people who live or work in the Portsmouth and Fareham area from different backgrounds, industries and who have experiences to mentor young people in their final year at schools.

The young people have been put forward for mentoring for a range of reasons from lack of confidence, they are disengaged with school, or they don’t have the support at home.

Having an external person ask how their day is and listen to them makes a huge impact and can transform their future. The young people respond well to the support from an external person as opposed to family or teachers.

Sarah a Mentor ‘“Thank you for the opportunity to be a mentor, it was a fantastic programme which I felt both my mentee and myself benefitted from. My mentee has so many responsibilities at home and at school. I help him to balance them.’

The mentors are volunteers that are carefully matched to the mentees to ensure both mentor and mentee get the best out of the experience.

Lindsey McHugh, Marketing Office said, ‘Mentoring is a very rewarding experience for mentors as they see the direct benefit of helping young people to succeed in their final years at school.’

‘We have found people have become mentors because some people want to give back or many wish they had of had a mentor or their children had of had a mentor when they were in school to help keep them focused.’

Mentors are volunteers that meet with their mentee for an hour a week during term time, training and support is provided.

EBP South’s mentoring programme has supported 100s of young people on the South Coast and with the support of mentors and businesses will continues to make a positive difference to young people’s lives.

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