Overview of Mosaic
Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007, Mosaic’s mentoring programmes create opportunities for young people growing up in our most deprived communities. Mosaic’s vision is for all young people to be supported to realise their potential.
In July 2016, Mosaic moved home to The Prince’s Trust. This integration enables Mosaic to increase the delivery and impact of our mentoring programmes, reaching more young people across the UK.
With the help of volunteer mentors acting as positive relatable role models, we aim to bridge the aspirations-attainment gap. By linking young people with inspirational role models in this way, we boost their confidence, self-efficacy and long-term employability, helping The Prince’s Trust reach a million more young people.
Mosaic’s mentoring programmes continue to target hard-to-reach and disadvantaged beneficiary groups.
The Mosaic mentoring programmes were developed with a particular focus on raising the aspirations, self-efficacy and employability of the young people who take part. One of the keys ways this is achieved is through being connected to positive, relatable role model mentors.
Effective mentoring programmes can boost participants’ aspirations, confidence, self-belief and motivation. Crucially, mentoring programmes enhance participants ‘soft skills’- personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimistic outlook – which are increasingly important for success at school and in the current job market.
A brief history of Mosaic
Mosaic is launched
Mosaic was officially launched at an event at SJ Berwin LLP on 7 October 2007.
Most activity in the North West commenced in Burnley, following the formal launch in May 2008, however Mosaic now operates across the region in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire.
Mosaic Yorkshire began in Bradford and moved to operate across the Yorkshire and Humber region, including Huddersfield, Batley, Leeds, Rotherham and Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Grimsby and Scunthorpe.
The launch was held at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre, with the programme operating across the region including Birmingham, Coventry, the Black Country (including Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton), Solihull and Stoke.
Mosaic International is launched
Mosaic International launched 2009 where it ran until Mosaic formally moved, consisting of the International Leadership Programme and International Enterprise Challenge.
Since moving to the Prince’s Trust in 2016, the international programmes are now being delivered by Prince’s Trust International.
Ex-offender Programme is launched
Mosaic celebrated its fifth anniversary with the launch of Mosaic Ambassadors – high-profile advocates for Mosaic’s work, championing it publicly, as well as inspiring the many hundreds of young people who we support in schools and communities across the country.
Ambassadors include BBC presenters Mishal Husain and Asad Ahmad, Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, The Lord Verjee CBE, Yusuf Islam and Peter Sanders to name a few.
Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales’s mentoring initiative from today moved home to The Prince’s Trust in an exciting new development that will see it deliver its mentoring programmes to even more young people across the UK.
Mosaic Associates was re-launched to reflect Mosaic’s new home within The Prince’s Trust and announced James Caan as its Honorary Chairman.
Mosaic Associates are a distinguished, dedicated and diverse group of successful and influential individuals from mainly business and professional backgrounds. They are committed to Mosaic’s mission to support disadvantaged children and young people from deprived communities in the UK. They support Mosaic’s aim to create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds, harnessing the power of positive thinking.