The Young Lives Foundation has been re-accredited with The NCVO Mentoring and Befriending Approved Provider Standard, 2017-2020!
Being a mentor for a young person is a rewarding role with the opportunity to make a real difference to the life of a young person and their family. As a mentor you will be working with young people who have been referred to us because they are considered to be at risk of offending, socially excluded, or in need of support at school, in the community or with the transition of leaving care.
The aim of mentoring is to offer one-to-one support to care leavers or young people and their families, to improve their lives; and volunteer mentors meet regularly with the young people over a 6-9 month period to motivate, guide and support them towards the achievement of agreed positive goals.
Mentoring can involve:
- Being a positive role model for a young person and their families, offering guidance and encouragement
- Introducing a young person to positive activities or clubs in the community
- Helping a young person improve attendance and behaviour at school or at home
- Assisting a young person with reading or school work
- Helping a young person and their family to build better relationships at home
- Supporting a care leaver to develop confidence and the skills required to live independently
|Become a Volunteer mentor! Please visit our download page for an info pack or to make an application today.|
|A new YLF mentoring service for Care Leavers is now available! Read more about our Care Leaver Mentoring here|
|YLF is proud to be partnered with HeadStart to provide a number of mentoring services across Kent. Read more about our HeadStart Mentoring here|