YLF Mentoring

YLF mentoring aims to improve skills, behaviour and relationships, building on goals set by the young person.

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The Programme

Young people who are considered to be at risk of offending, socially excluded or in need of support can be referred for a YLF Mentor – a volunteer who will guide and support them.

A Mentor will meet with a young person over a set period of time to work towards achievable goals to build self esteem, improve relationships and attainment, or engage in positive activities within the community.

We currently have projects set up in Thanet, Swale, Tonbridge and Malling, and Gravesham with the aim to continue expanding across Kent.

If you wish to enquire about purchasing mentoring from us, email us on: enquiries@ylf.org.uk

What Mentors Do

Mentors Help Young People:

Refocus on school attendance or achievements

Make new friends

Find hobbies or develop their interests and talents

To stay away from risk taking behaviour or gangs

Become resilient

What People Say

“The Young Lives Foundation has had a massive impact on the pupils at St John’s and I am hoping that we can keep working with them even when the funding stops.”  St Johns School, Gravesend

“I’m feeling confident on saying stuff back to bullies, and have the opportunity to go out to lots of different places.” H, young person

“Thanks to the help from my Mentor, I am going out a lot more, instead of staying in my bedroom.” G, young person

What Next?

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Become A Mentor

Find out how to volunteer as a Mentor and start supporting a young person

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Other Mentoring Programmes

See our other tailored mentoring programmes

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Get A Mentor

Find out how to make an enquiry to start receiving support from a Mentor