Case Studies

Hear from some of our young people and see what they think of The Mentoring Lab
Anton's Journey
Lilyana's Journey
Corde's Journey

Anton

Anton first joined The Mentoring Lab to take part in our Launch Your Career workshop, designed to support young people in preparing for sustainable employment. After exploring his past work and employment experience,  at only 24 years old he had already worked in a number of temporary roles, across a range of industries; when what he really wanted to do was get into the fashion industry.

During the workshop, the expert career mentor identified excellent qualities such as loyalty, commitment, openness, and resourcefulness. However, his confidence was low due to his experience of living with dyslexia.

Developing Anton's skills

To give Anton the opportunity to evidence these skills to potential employers, he accepted our offer to volunteer on the four weeks Greenwich Summer Youth Programme we were programme managing. 

Anton is 'empowered'

Anton excelled and completed the Launch Your Career workshop having a greater understanding of how his skills and qualities are invaluable to the functioning of a team and how to demonstrate this to future employers.

Where is Anton now?

Anton is now working full time as a sales executive for a larger retail chain on Oxford Street, London.

Lilyana

Lilyana's first joined The Mentoring Lab to take part in our Easter Game Time Programme on a Hackney Council housing estate, designed to give young people a chance to develop a sense of achievement, develop qualities, learn about Mental Health Education and have lots of fun. Due to the Covid - 19 lockdown, we were unable to deliver face to face and Lilyana joined our online Game Time Sessions. With two days, we saw that Lilyana was a natural leader and invited her to join our Youth Advisory Panel to develop her confidence and improve her chances of entering a career within the health and social care sector.

Developing Lilyana's skills

We meet Lilyana when delivering GAME TIME on an housing estate in Stoke Newington, Hackney. Lilyana was keen to help promote the activities amongst her young neighbours. 

To give Lilyana the opportunity to evidence core skills to potential employers, we invited her to join our Youth Advisory Panel. She has since  become an integral part of our team.

Lilyana's is 'empowered'

Lilyana confidence was growing. Due to her committed engagement in our COVID Response online Game Time session, we invited her to volunteer on our delivery of The Online Greenwich Summer Youth Programme. Having more than three months of experience on engaging with young people and tutors online, she was able to demonstrate best practice to the new Greenwich Volunteers.

Where is Lilyana now?

In 2020 Lilyana received passes in her GCSE's and is now studying full time childcare at college. 

She is also taking part in our weekly Creative Money Making project, with Oliver Bonas; a project within our Online After School Club. 

When Lilyana is older, she hopes to run a small business alongside working as a nursery nurse.

Corde

Corde's first joined The Mentoring Lab to take part in our Launch Your Career workshop, designed to support young people in preparing for sustainable employment. After exploring his past work and employment experience, at only 24 years old he had already worked in a number of temporary roles, across a range of industries; when what he really wanted to do was get into the fashion industry. During the workshop, the expert career mentor identified excellent qualities such as loyalty, commitment, openness, and resourcefulness. However, his confidence was low due to his experience of living with dyslexia.

Developing Corde's skills

To give Corde's the opportunity to evidence these skills to potential employers, he accepted our offer to volunteer on the four weeks Greenwich Summer Youth Programme we were programme managing.

Corde's is 'empowered'

Corde's excelled and completed the Launch Your Career workshop having a greater understanding of how his skills and qualities are invaluable to the functioning of a team and how to demonstrate this to future employers.

Where is Corde now?

Corde's is now working full time as a sales executive for a larger retail chain on Oxford Street, London.
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