“Becoming a mentor to a young people is a great way to make a difference. You have advice you can share and help set a young person on the right path.” – Victoria, Iconic Steps
Mentoring a young person can be a very rewarding experience and can make a world of difference to a young person. Mentoring comes in many forms and can be a one-off meeting or a long-standing engagement.
- Help someone get someone into employment or training- Your experience and networks for a particular industry or town/area could be invaluable. You could assist with preparing job applications or looking for employment or training opportunities.
- Help someone with exams or study skills- Your skills in a subject area could boost a young person’s academic achievement or sharing tips on revision or stress management techniques could be make a real difference.
- Help someone learn a new skill or hobby- Spending time with a young person and passing on your skills can be great fun
- Help someone know someone cares about them– Simply being there for a young person to talk about what matters to them can help boost someone’s self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness.
Take The Next Step
For opportunities and resources for new mentors, take a look at:
There are many local organisations, schools and charities will also have opportunities available. Please add your suggestions in the comments below.