Some young people need extra support to help them APS mentoring and befriending approved supplierthrough their time in school, whether this is to help them work through something specific or just be a positive role model, Wiltshire YFC workers are able to help. Wiltshire YFC delivers Connect Mentoring currently working in two schools in Trowbridge providing mentoring support for pupils.

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 gardening project. To date our workers have used football, film making, model making, gardening, cooking, fundraising and board games amongst other things as vehicles for working one to one with young people in schools. We work in partnership with Connect Mentoring, set up by Alison Bennett and have a team of volunteer mentors who work in Clarendon Academy and John of Gaunt School.

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 YFC to deliver some mentoring then please contact us. Click here to get in touch now.