Become a Mentor team and support disengaged Secondary students in your community


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Secondary Schools across the LEP regions ofLeeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and YorkLeeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and York, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and York GB

About

Do you want to make a difference to the life of a disengaged young person and inspire them to get excited about their future and the world of work? Why not become a Diana Award Mentor and support students in Secondary Schools in your community to develop career skills, gain an insight into the world of work and engage them in community social action.

We are looking for teams of 15 or more volunteers from the world of work in the LEP regions of Leeds, Sheffield, York and Birmingham to be paired with a local school and work through a 5-6 month Mentoring programme.

Supported by HRH Prince Harry, The Diana Award’s Mentoring Programme pairs disengaged students in years 8 - 10 with volunteer Mentors from the world of work who support them to run a campaign or social action project, as well as give them an insight into the world of work and careers skills training. The programme targets students who are about to start their GCSEs but are at risk of disengaging from education, which can have a lasting impact on their future and career later in life. We are determined to help address these challenges by collaborating with our local partners, businesses and schools to give young people great life-changing experiences which get them inspired about the world of work and engage them in social action.

The programme involves 12, 90 minute sessions which take place bi-monthly. Sessions involve approximately 30 students and 15 Mentors and all are led by an experienced Diana Award Facilitator.

This year is the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death and we want to mark it by celebrating the legacy of Princess Diana through our young people. We are calling out to employees across the country to embody her qualities of kindness, compassion and service by volunteering to become a Mentor. This invaluable role helps to transform the lives of young people from some of the hardest to reach communities.

We look forward to getting you and your colleagues involved!

Skills

  • Electronics
  • Advertising
  • Accounting
  • Product Development
  • Business Development
  • Mechanical Engineering

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Attend 8 (minimum) bi-monthly, 90 minute sessions
  • Attend a 2 and a half hour training session

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