The Door Youth Project

Mentoring Young People

The Door's Mentoring Scheme provides vital 1:1 support for young people facing a vast array of issues and challenges. Our award winning team of over 50 volunteers come from all walks of life and form an army of positive role models ready and waiting to help young people move forward in their journey

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1131919)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£5,000

Donations

53

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Young people need someone to listen to them, someone to trust, someone who will invest in them and their future, someone who cares. Statutory and local agencies, such as social care, adolescent mental health services and schools, are struggling to manage the increased numbers of young people living with poor emotional and mental health as well as those displaying disruptive or even abusive patterns of behaviour. They frequently turn to The Door for the additional support a mentor can provide

Solution

The Door will recruit, train and support a team of volunteer mentors to work 1:1 with young people through long term relationships, to help them articulate their needs and put the steps in place to achieve positive progress in their lives. The value of mentoring is well documented by The Door and nationally. Locally we know that in 3 key areas - Education and Aspiration, Social Skills & Managing Negative Behaviours - young people progress on average between 20 & 25% through having a mentor.

  • I was relieved to know there would be someone who would just be interested in the way I was feeling without bringing their own stuff to the conversation. From the moment I met Sally we just clicked. She is like a best friend and a mum and a favourite teacher all rolled into one

    — Becca

  • Each week I look forward to seeing her and finding out what she‚Äôs been up to. Of course, sometimes I need to challenge her and ask difficult questions, but that‚Äôs what I‚Äôm here for. I‚Äôm so proud of the progress she‚Äôs making ‚Äì she‚Äôs such a strong and confident girl, and I know she‚Äôs going to do well.

    — Sally, volunteer mentor

  • The Door and Sally have helped me grow so much but I know there‚Äôs still work to do and I know that with the help of The Door I can grow even more. I‚Äôm even looking forward to it!

    — Becca

  • I was relieved to know there would be someone who would just be interested in the way I was feeling without bringing their own stuff to the conversation. From the moment I met Sally we just clicked. She is like a best friend and a mum and a favourite teacher all rolled into one

    — Becca

  • Each week I look forward to seeing her and finding out what she’s been up to. Of course, sometimes I need to challenge her and ask difficult questions, but that’s what I’m here for. I’m so proud of the progress she’s making – she’s such a strong and confident girl, and I know she’s going to do well.

    — Sally, volunteer mentor

  • The Door and Sally have helped me grow so much but I know there’s still work to do and I know that with the help of The Door I can grow even more. I’m even looking forward to it!

    — Becca