Following the bitter impact of the pandemic on older young people, at The Mentoring Lab we are committed to ensuring our services and programmes reach those aged 14-25 years old who need more safe spaces where they can develop and enhance their resilience 'tool kit'. Our founder and directors, know how hard it is to 'figure out' who you are and how you fit into British society, especially when it comes to getting a job and securing a 'good' career. But they did it! Take a look at our founder's via our about the team page.
To enable older young people to better navigate the systemic and cultural barriers they are and will face, we are delighted to announce that we are being funded by London Youth to deliver their Young Creators Development Programme, a four-month programme starting in January 2022.
Due to leaving KS3 and secondary education, young people aged 15 - 25 years old are at the stage in their life they are less likely to engage in the arts and be creative. Using the arts and creativity to manage emotions, explore self and career opportunities is vital for many young people, thus we will use the fund to enable our beneficiaries to reflect, reframe, explore and develop their creativity in a safe space, fit for their age.
The Young Creators programme will also allow for the conversations to focus on transferable skills, qualities and experiences that help with entering jobs and building careers.
This programme will also coincide with a project we have recently been funded for by the BME Health Forum called the 'Mentoring Lunch Club' aimed to provide a safe reflective and creative space that addresses health inequalities young people from marginalised communities experience.
More information will be available soon. The young adults Young Creators Development Programme and Mentoring Lunch Club start in January 2022.
To register a young person click here.