Innovate Communities has launched a unique online mentoring programme called INSPIRE.
INSPIRE Mentoring aims to assist young people aged 18-25 years to develop their own potential, and to own their future. Its concept is simple, to match successful professionals with young people from a similar background and to INSPIRE them to see opportunities in life that may not have been apparent to them previously.
INSPIRE Mentoring matches the mentor with a young person for a period of one year. Initially, the mentor and mentee will focus on getting to know each other and building trust. After this it is about setting and achieving goals.
We successfully launched a pilot, in Autumn 2020. During 2021 we have expanded INSPIRE Mentoring and we now have over 100 young people been actively mentored. We believe this programme will offer new insights, ways of working and tools that can create real advantage for young people.
Mentoring is online, flexible and can take place during the week, evenings or weekends.
Our recruitment process is thorough and includes an application form, interview, reference check and training.
A positive, flexible and reliable approach with good interpersonal skills will be an advantage for a mentor. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.
“She's one of the first in her family to attend university and with a young child it is sometimes a struggle to see the light. … seeing her relax a little more each week and growing all the time in confidence is really rewarding". INSPIRE Mentor.
Interested? Please complete the INSPIRE Application Form and we will be in contact with you.
Innovate Communities are grateful to the following funders whose ongoing support facilitates the delivery of the INSPIRE mentoring programme and the development of our young people.