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About Mentoring

Our mentoring scheme which operates in Derbyshire supports young people in years 8-10 who are at risk of educational disengagement and/or involvement in antisocial behaviour/crime. We recruit and train dedicated volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, and continue developing them while they mentor a young person who needs the guidance and support of an adult role model.

Matched mentor/mentee pairs meet a minimum of once a fortnight for a 6 to 12 month period. Meetings take place in schools (outside of class time), at our centres, or in ‘neutral’ venues such as cafes and sports venues depending on the needs of the mentee. They may take place after school, at weekends, or during school holidays.

With ongoing support from a dedicated full time Mentor Coordinator, they undertake a range of one to one activities (such as chats in cafes, library visits, sports, cooking, attending appointments) and goal-setting in relating to key life-areas such as:

  • Education
  • Drugs/alcohol,
  • Health - mental and physical
  • Attitude/self-control
  • Reduction in antisocial behaviour/crime
  • Confidence
  • Life skills
  • Family issues 

 

The combination of diversionary activities, holistic and practical support,  and new circles of relationships/role-models, helps the young person build the confidence, qualifications, life-management skills and networks to make a lasting positive change.

In the last year we have supported 262 young people through mentor/mentee relationships, 95% of whom achieved their goals and moved on to a positive education/employment destination after leaving TwentyTwenty.

If you would like more information and the opportunity to discuss the life changing possibility of having a mentor or if you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer mentor, please contact:

Christian Zamore [email protected] (07875 420055) or

You can sign-up to be a mentor using the form here

If you’d like to refer a young person to our mentoring scheme:

Use this application form