During the coming year, young people at 34 schools across Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton will engage in one of our mentoring programmes:
- Mosaic’s primary school mentoring programme aims to raise the aspirations of young girls and to help empower their mothers so that they are better able to support their daughters fulfil their potential.
- Mosaic’s secondary school mentoring programme provides a package of opportunities to raise the aspirations of young people and close the gap between those aspirations and their attainment. The programme uses positive role models to improve students’ confidence, self-efficacy and employability.
Students competing in the Apax Mosaic Business Enterprise Challenge experience a realistic business scenario where they produce, develop and market a new product through a unique online business game. The competition encourages students to demonstrate how key components of business come together to determine success.
We are still looking for more volunteer mentors in the West Midlands; successful role models who are able to give a few hours of their time each month over the coming year. Interested? Find out more about what is involved
Susan Noori, Managing Director of Media Art and mentor on our primary programme sums up what volunteering means to her: “Mentoring with Mosaic is a journey of joy, pride and fulfilment. Enjoyment to see the relationship between girls and their mothers develop over the course of the program; pride for seeing them build on self-belief, confidence and aspirations; and fulfilment for playing a small part in their successful future. It is a privilege to be a member of the Mosaic community”.
“This is an exciting and busy time for us”, says Annalisa Lockett, West Midlands Regional Manager. “Not only are schools currently selecting which children and young people will benefit most from our engagement and making final arrangements to welcome our team of mentors but for our secondary programme we are also introducing a Well Being Assessment Tool devised by New Philanthropy Capital. It’s an online survey tool that helps organisations, like Mosaic, measure the impact they have on the subjective wellbeing of the young people we work with. “
She adds, “In addition to this exciting development we are in the final stages of mentor recruitment and will be delivering primary mentor training on September 11th and secondary mentor training on Sept 12th with mentors starting in their schools thereafter. To support our Apax Enterprise Challenge Competition colleagues from Business in the Community Business Class initiative are talking to their business partners with the aim of recruiting business mentors to support schools later in the year.”
Find out more about this year’s exciting Enterprise Challenge – happening across the UK!
Interesting in being a mentor? Find out more in our ‘Getting Involved’ section, or if you are based in the West Midlands, you are welcome to contact Annalisa Lockett for more information at or 0121 451 2227/07718792299.