About Us

We are a black led youth organisation, that enables and equips young people from black and marginalised backgrounds, in overcoming barriers to their progression and widening their access to opportunities. We do this by providing safe spaces to; reflect on their current situation, explore opportunities available to them and develop the qualities needed to access the opportunities, succeed and secure their future.
Our aim 
Our main aim is to improve the social capital and mobility of young people from black and marginalised communities.

By achieving this, we can reach our ultimate mission; To end the circle of poverty for the young people we serve.

Our Services
We deliver five core services:
1) GAME TIME 'on estate' youth activities
2) Online after school club
3) Mentoring
4) Tuition
5) Youth Mentoring Training

What We Offer

School Holiday Activities

We bring the fun learning and sporting games to Local Authority and Housing Association estates. If you're a resident of a Hackney Council contact us to find out if we're running Game Time on an estate near you.

Preventative Tutoring

Supporting young people at risk of school exclusion with a diagnosed or undiagnosed learning need, our tutoring aims to prevent black youth from entering the school exclusion to prison (or death) pipeline. That's why we have cherry-picked the best maths and English tutors who can meet young people's academic and learning needs. Developing their self-confidence, independent learning skills, access to and attitude towards learning.


Guided by our amazing Mentoring Tool Kit, we provide safe non-judgemental spaces where young people can; Reflect on their current situation Explore solutions available to them and Develop the characteristics, qualities, and skills needed to secure their future.

Online After School Club

Our weekly online home school club was developed to give young people a safe online space where they can learn, develop skills and have fun practicing their social skills. We offer a range of online academic and project-based learning clubs aimed at stimulating young minds and developing skills and qualities required for future careers.

Online Activities

Get a Mentor

Explore our talent pool of expert youth mentors available to support both individual or groups of young people in schools, a public space, or even online. Each expert youth mentor has core competencies, continued professional development training and extensive experience in the education and youth sector. You will soon see that our team are genuine professionals and have already proven that they go above and beyond to support young people in making progressive and positive change. That's why they work for us!

Our Expert Youth Mentors

Our expert youth mentors are specialists within their field, having solid experience working in schools, the youth and social care sectors, creative industries, and the world of business.
Each mentor has been fully vetted following our Safer Recruitment Policy and is trained in safeguarding, mental health awareness, the implications of school exclusions, how to offer quality career guidance, and how to support young people with special educational needs.
By following our amazing Mentoring Tool Kit, our mentors are the best in the industry, committed to delivering high-quality mentoring to both all young people and the organisations we serve.



    Here's what's happening at The Mentoring Lab this term

    Whats on

    Our 2021 Online After School Club is pack full of academic and creative workshops developed to support parents homeschooling their children and young people who want to have fun learning and achieving outside of school.

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