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Mentors needed to support local young people

Mentors sought for local children
Could you mentor a young person?
Published: Monday, 27 July 2020

Scores of young people bursting with potential are waiting for local people to come forward as mentors to support them.

Havering Council’s Early Help Service is looking for volunteers to support a number of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who would like a mentor to help them reach their potential.

Mentors would be expected to meet up with a young person once a week to get involved in an activity they enjoy or simply for a chat.

Councillor Robert Benham, Havering’s Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, said:

“We’ve launched a recruitment drive as there is currently a backlog of children waiting to be mentored by people with life experiences.

“This is a crucial period in a young person’s life so finding someone who can support them and share their experience is vital in helping them to achieve their goals.

“Mentors don’t need to have any previous experience, just a passion and a commitment to seeing young people do their best.”

Mentors need to be over 18 and be able to support the young person for at least a year. Full training and ongoing support will be provided for all volunteers and any expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

Training sessions will be held on 2, 9, 16 and 23 September.

For further information and to register your interest, contact sharon.fraine@havering.gov.uk or call 01708 431943.