Some young people need extra support to help them through their time in school, whether this is to help them work through something specific or just be a positive role model, Wiltshire Youth for Christ workers are able to help. Wiltshire Youth for Christ delivers Connect Mentoring currently working in two schools in Trowbridge (John of Gaunt and Clarendon Academy), Lavington School and in St. Laurence School in Bradford on Avon, providing mentoring support for pupils. We currently have over 20 places within our mentoring programme.
Our way of working is to meet with the young person weekly to build a positive and meaningful relationship between the worker and pupil that can help make a difference. This means the nature of this work varies according to the young person involved and can range from just sitting and chatting to a model or film making project. The mentoring is delivered primarily by volunteers. All volunteers receive full training and support before being part of Connect Mentoring. Our training is run once or twice a year and we promote it via our mentoring training page.
Comments from young people when asked what difference it had made to them include:
– “I have enjoyed it and it has made me happier in school.”
– “It has helped me a lot with my behaviour.”
– “I can get things off my chest that I can’t talk about to someone but him.”
“Thank you for all your are doing, it is great that you stick around as some many agencies just come and go.” (Head Teacher at John of Gaunt School, Trowbridge)
If you would like to find out more information about our mentoring whether you are a young person who would like to be mentored or a school, church or organisation that would like Wiltshire Youth for Christ to deliver some mentoring then please contact us. Click here to get in touch now.
Connect Mentoring is funded by:
- St. James’ Foundation
- Fulmer Charitable Trust