We have partnered with XLP to bring their nationally-recognised Mentoring project to Camden and Islington.
We match an at-risk young person with a trained mentor who meets with them regularly and encourages them to make positive choices. These young people are on the verge of exclusion or excluded from school and/or at risk of involvement or already involved in gangs, crime and anti-social behaviour.
Our aim is to support these young people and help them see alternatives to what can sometimes seem a hopeless situation.
“My mentor has helped me to build my confidence, choose the right ways and to believe in myself. She has helped me so much."
– Chloe, Greenwich
We take referrals from schools, pupil referral units, youth services, the police, and families. Then we pair these young people with a mentor who will meet up with them regularly, encouraging them and helping them to make good choices.
We continue to monitor the mentoring relationship through a full-time experienced youth worker. This youth worker manages up to 25 active mentoring relationships and supports the mentors, mentees, and the mentees’ families throughout the process.
Our XL-Mentoring has received the Mentoring and Befriending Approved Standard Provider from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Watch Uche’s story of how XLP helped him to help turn his anger and desire for revenge into a positive energy to transform his life for good:
If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, we’d love to hear form you!
We will give you all the training you need and will continue to supervise and support you throughout your time mentoring with us. In order to build a strong relationship with your mentee, we ask that you commit to two hours each week for a minimum of 12 months.
Once we have received a referral, we will make contact with the young person’s parent or guardian. We will then arrange a home visit or online meeting so that we can get the know the young person and their needs, and then we’ll match them with a mentor.