According to the first wave of results from a progress report, we are making a real impact on the lives of young people and their mothers through our primary school programme.
Thanks to over a hundred dedicated mentors our primary school mentoring programme, sponsored by Criterion Capital, has worked with five hundred young people and helped to strengthen the relationships they have with their mothers in the past seven months.
The programme, that helps young people to develop skills and connect education to work, included a visit to a University and held a graduation ceremony to celebrate everyone’s successes.
Now in its third year our Primary Schools Mentoring Programme is going from strength to strength, with even more young people and their mothers being supported. This is the feedback given in a progress report of the Primary Schools Mentoring Programme between September 2011 and March 2012.
Key highlights to date of the programme include:
- A visit to University College London by London mums and daughters in December
- The graduation event for mothers and daughters in the West Midlands at Birmingham City University in March
One young person supported said “This is the best thing I have ever done. I think we should do this again because it teaches us a lot about working together.” And another commented ‘It’s a spectacular idea for the community to join this Mosaic group. It’s a good way to gain your confidence.”
Jonathan Freeman, National Director of Mosaic said “Our primary school programme meets a really important need to help mums and daughters consider at an early age the many and varied educational and career options available to them. It is heartening to see concrete evidence of the impact of our programme and the inspiration being provided by our mentors to the participants.”
We would like to thank the 120 dedicated mentors from a mix of professions and backgrounds who have worked in association with teachers and Head Teachers in 25 Primary Schools across the West Midlands, Yorkshire, London and the South East. We would also like to thank Criterion Capital for their continued support of this key programme.
Read the Primary Schools Mentoring Programme Progress Report .
Read more about our Primary Schools Mentoring programme.
Alternatively, sign up to be one of our mentors.