ONE MILLION MENTORS
Young people today are suffering the worst economic prospects for several generations. Though mentoring is understood to have an impact on increasing opportunities for young people, the current offer in the UK is patchy in terms of quality, delivery and impact.
For professionals (current and retired) mentoring offers the opportunity to get out of their bubble; to do good in a structured way; and to use their talents, skills and experiences effectively in order to help skill up the future work force.
Mentoring is needed now more than ever in the post-Brexit era, where we have seen deep divisions between generations and social classes being exposed in our country.
One Million Mentors is a pioneering approach using the advantages of technology in order to transform the process of mentoring. The purpose of One Million Mentors is to train, recruit and connect a million mentors to a million young people in the UK to help them maximise their talents and get into the world of work, over the next 10 years.
We are piloting our offer in Manchester and are looking to recruit 200 professionals by the end of June to be trained and deployed to organisations working with young adults aged 18-25. The pilot has received funding from Spirit 2012, a charity established through a £47m endowment through the Big Lottery Fund following the London Olympic Games.
Consider becoming a mentor, or recommend us to people in your network. It’s really easy all you need to do is visit the website and sign up to the platform here.
As well as the online training we will be running face to face training on 29th and 30th March in Manchester City Centre. For more information contact Rosa Battle on 07983 990907 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter rosa_battle@1millionmentor1