Inspiring students’ futures in Norwich Schools
Your Own Place is delighted to have secured Children in Need and The Youth Futures Foundation funding to bring our highly-regarded mentoring project to two Norwich schools in 2021 and 2022.
Children and young people have had a tough time through Covid19 – and this project aims to address the ongoing inequality and uncertainty brought about by the pandemic.
Following soft-skills workshops focusing on the world of work, year 9s will have the chance to chat through their plans and dreams in a safe space with a mentor who can provide insight, a listening ear and some ideas on how to achieve those dreams.
An opportunity for volunteers to get involved
We will recruit, train and support the mentors for year 9 students (13-14 year olds). Mentors will offer a listening ear and have conversations on how to achieve their ambitions for the future.
We will be recruiting for volunteer mentors from January 2021, to take part in our fantastic training and start mentoring from April. We expect volunteers to mentor for around a year, meeting their mentee once a week during school hours.
To date, Your Own Place has trained over 300 volunteer mentors who have supported school students, people in the community and those leaving prison. We provide high-quality training for the role, whether online or face to face – but don’t worry, we have worked hard to develop it to be informative and engaging – and fun!
How can I get involved?
- Follow us on social media for information about this project and visit our Volunteer Mentoring page for all the training dates coming soon for early 2021.
- For more information about mentoring please take a look at our FAQs.
- Register your interest in becoming a volunteer mentor now using this enquiry form, and we will contact you when we have mentoring training dates available for 2021.
- If you have any questions please contact our Mentoring Coordinator, Simone Black, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07522 410385
A quote from David Day – Headteacher at Sewell Park Academy
“This represents a fantastic opportunity for a large number of our students to receive mentoring and workshops to support their aspirations and employability for the future. This is especially vital for young people at the present time given the impact of COVID on current prospects. We are delighted at the opportunity they will have”