‘Mentor Me’ campaign hits Sheffield Station
On Thursday 8 February: The Diana Award will be campaigning at Sheffield Station during the morning rush hour to kick-off The Diana Award’s Mentoring Campaign to recruit 1,000 mentors across England to sign-up to work with young people in their community from April 2018.
Mentors have a significant role to play in shaping the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable. Anyone can give back as a mentor regardless of age or demographic.
For the month of February, The Diana Award is calling out to members of the public to give back through the mentoring programme to help support disengaged young people within their local community. The push for mentors comes on the back of recent report on Educating the North from The Northern Powerhouse Network which recommends that every business commits to mentoring.
The Diana Award is calling out to individuals or teams of adults from the world of work to mentor young people in years 8,9 and 10 in a local secondary school. Mentors give young people an insight into the world of work, career skills training and support them to deliver a social action project in their community.
Ellie Cooper, Head of The Diana Award’s Mentoring Programme says:
“Our campaign highlights the significant role of mentoring as a key contributor for social mobility in the lives of hard to reach people. Anyone can give back as a mentor regardless of age or demographic. We want to reach out and encourage mentors in the Sheffield area to step forward.” Prince Harry revealed the impact his mentor had on him when he met with youth mentors who were being trained by the Diana Award. He talked of how his Colour Sergeant at Sandhurst guided him and helped him to look forward.
The Diana Award was set up in memory of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. It is committed to empowering thousands of young people to tackle social issues that affect other young people using a well-tested peer-led approach.
To get involved in The Diana Award’s Mentoring Programme visit www.diana-award.org.uk/become-a-mentor