The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone’s Mentoring Programme, made possible by The Steve Morgan Foundation, is an exciting new scheme we’re launching to help young people from Wolverhampton.
If you know, or are, a young person (8-19 years old or up to 25 with a disability) from Wolverhampton who needs a bit of guidance reaching a goal then sign up and become a mentee below.
If you’re aged 21 or over and want to make a difference to the lives of young people then apply below.
Do you feel that you could do with a bit of guidance? Are you a parent or carer who thinks their young person can get something out of our mentoring scheme? Are you from an organisation that’s representing a young person? Fill out the Mentee Referral Form and a member of our team will be in contact to talk about our programme and arrange a visit.
Remember, mentors needs to be between 8-19 (or up to 25 years with a disability) from Wolverhampton or the surrounding areas.
If you’re interested in volunteering as a mentor and are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of young people complete in the Mentor Application Form.
A member of The Way’s Team will get in contact with you to chat about your form, arrange a visit and talk about the programme in more detail.
Remember, to become a mentor you have to be over 21 years old.
How does it work?
The Way’s Mentoring Programme will give young people structured and individualised 1 to 1 support to make sure they reach a personal goal relevant to them. Alongside the 1 to 1 support of a mentor, young people will be given the opportunity to take part in loads of group work sessions, trips and activities. We’ll also be hosting awards evenings to celebrate their achievements.
Each mentoring session will last about 2 hours a week, with support available for up to 12 months. During sessions the mentor and the mentee will work together to agree, structure and work towards the mentee’s goals.
Mentors will be DBS checked and undertake training focusing on how to effectively support and safeguard young people.
Why are we doing it?
The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone wants to give young people someone to talk to.
Some young people in Wolverhampton have grown up without positive adult role models to guide and support them.
A mentor is simply a supportive adult that a young people can talk to and trust. These positive and encouraging relationships have a significant and transformative impact on young people, improving long term health, well-being, education, employment, relationships, aspiration and overall quality of life as well as benefiting the community as a whole.
Watch this Ted Talk about the importance of great mentors:
How do we match mentees and mentors?
We use a range of reliable and tested techniques like personality tests and observations.
If you’re curious about your personality you can take a test from www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test. The below links to an external site, we have no control over the contents.