Your Own Place will be supporting students in three Norwich secondary schools from September. Volunteer mentors will work with students in Year 11 as they plan their transition to what’s next.
Your Own Place, who have already trained over 150 mentors in Norfolk in the last 20 months, are seeking more volunteers who want to develop their own skills and help shape a young life.
Norwich has been identified as an Opportunity Area by the Department for Education because life chances for young people in the city are not equal. In Norwich, much more than elsewhere in the country, young people’s outcomes are determined by their background. Having a relationship with a mentor is shown to be particularly valuable in supporting students to feel confident and ambitious about the future.
Your Own Place Schools Mentoring is part of the Norwich Opportunity Area ambition to ensure young people have the information and support they need to move successfully between school, college, university and into work.
Volunteer mentors will complete a high-quality two-day training session and have access to support and a peer network of mentors through Your Own Place.
Trained mentors will be supported to meet a Year 11 student and have regular positive and aspiring conversations about their futures, the opportunities they have and their next steps. Can you spare an hour a week?
Find out more here: https://www.yourownplace.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/
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