Inspiring Young Lives: An Evening with Mentoring Plus
Winners of Charity of the Year at The Bath Life Awards 2018, Mentoring Plus, local youth charity, celebrates its 20th birthday this year. Come along to help find out why we’re needed and how we continue to help turn around the lives of local vulnerable young people.
Mentoring Plus trains adult volunteers in the community to support young people in our area facing significant challenges. Young people are referred to us by school or social services because they are struggling with school or family life: over half of the young people we support are living in poverty. Mentors receive two days training and are then carefully matched with a young person that they then meet up with once a week for a year. At the same time, we offer a varied activities programme for our young people designed to connect them with their community and increase their confidence including cookery, gardening, climbing, football, dance, yoga, drama, music and art.
Hear from the Jamie Luck, Director, of Mentoring Plus, our young people and our mentors. You’ll discover that it’s not only the young people who benefit.