An award-winning mentoring programme is being launched in Cambridgeshire to help support young people who are leaving the care system. It is set to make waves and break down barriers by training local people to make am impact in their communities.
Cambridgeshire County Council is partnering with social impact specialists, Goal 17 Ltd to launch a mentoring programme aimed at supporting young care leavers.
The programme will recruit and train mentors from across the county to provide guidance, advice, and support to young care leavers as they navigate the challenges of adulthood. The goal is to help these young people build self-esteem, develop new skills, and achieve their full potential.
Local people are being invited to volunteer as mentors in this forward-thinking programme. To become a mentor, individuals will undergo a training program provided by Goal 17 Ltd that will see them learn valuable skills and receive a University Certificate in recognition of their progress.
Mentors and Mentees will be brought together in enriching relationships and will receive ongoing support and guidance. The partnerships will have an initial 9-month period and the organisers expect to see the young people making big strides forward in this time frame.
To facilitate the mentoring process, Goal 17 Ltd will be utilizing the Wowment App, a cutting-edge mentoring technology platform that helps mentors and mentees connect and communicate effectively. The app allows mentors and mentees to set goals, track progress, and collaborate in real-time, making the mentoring process more efficient and effective.
"We are thrilled to partner with Cambridgeshire County Council to launch this important mentoring programme," said Fran Boorman, Founder of Goal 17 Ltd. "We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to succeed, and this programme will provide the support and guidance that care leavers need to thrive."
The mentoring programme is set to launch in the coming months, and Goal 17 Ltd is actively seeking mentors to participate in the program. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email [email protected] more information.