YLF deliver a leading mentoring programme with HeadStart Kent that is carried out in Swale and Gravesham, Maidstone and Thanet. In July 2019, we will also commence support in Dover, and Tonbridge and Malling.
HeadStart aims to equip young people to better deal with difficult circumstances in their lives. HeadStart’s focus is to build a sustainable system where every young person in Kent will be able to say with confidence:
“People around me understand wellbeing and how to promote it.”
“My overall wellbeing is not impacted by the pressure to achieve and to be perfect.”
“There is always someone for me to talk to.”
Find out more about HeadStart on their website.
Did You Know...
of young people accessing a Mentor meet their agreed goals!
YLF delivers its HeadStart Mentoring programmes from our hubs across Kent. Hubs are safe spaces where Mentors and young people can access lounge areas, use kitchen facilities, computers and chill zones for studies or have a chat. Access to additional Youth Hubs can also be available for sports facilities and more! The dedicated Coordinator will provide with your district facilities, availability and how to book:
Moat Foundation Community Hub:
33 Cavell Way, Sittingbourne, ME10 1BL
New House Youth Hub:
Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 2LP
Moat Foundation Community Hubs:
7 Warrior Avenue, Gravesend, DA12 5NA
Quarterdeck Youth Hub:
15 Zion Place, Margate, CT9 1RP
More Coming Soon!
More hubs in Maidstone, Dover and Tonbridge soon!
All hubs must be booked beforehand, contact our Coordinators for booking details
What People Say
“Without my mentor I would probably still be a mess. She gave me the chance to sort my life out.” D, young person
“My Mentor gave me the chance to talk, figure out problems and also have fun together.” K, young person
“My Mentor has really helped me. She gives me positive ideas about situations.” R, young person
“Seeing the change in my young person was amazing, it really reminded me why I chose to do this.” L, Mentor
Become a Mentor
Find out how to volunteer as a Mentor and start supporting a young person
Get a Mentor
Find out how to make an enquiry to start receiving support from a Mentor
Download leaflets and forms right here