Our country’s care-experienced young people are so talented, but they face tough challenges that make it more difficult for them to succeed. But mentors make the difference. Mentors spend 50 minutes a week with their young person and that consistent encouragement and support is what keeps young people engaged with school. Relationships are powerful and the prerequisit to success. Before mentoring, only 54% of care-experienced young people left school to college, university or a job. Now, 86% of mentored young people do. Can you become a mentor and help unlock a young person’s potential?
Our partners encourage and support their staff to mentor. They also open their doors by hosting our young people on Talent Tasters – half day career sessions – that allow them to explore businesses and different roles. Everyone involved is committed to helping disadvantaged young people to be determined by their talents and not their circumstances. All it takes is one hour a week.