INSPYA Mentoring

Volunteers are trained to mentor young people under the age of 18.

Become a mentor

How it works

Mentors will be paired with a young person in a secondary school, sixth form or college and will work on a one to one basis for a minimum period of six months.

They will meet the young person at least one hour a week and during this hour may cover a variety of issues depending on the young person they are paired with.

At their first meeting, mentors will draw up a plan with the young person, and decide on short and long term goals and devise a plan of action on how to achieve their targets.

Mentors should be:

  • Within the London area
  • Be able to attend a 2 day training programme
  • Have academic attainment levels
  • Able to commit for at least 6months
  • Motivated and Resourceful
  • Good Listener
  • Willing to motivate the mentee to learn and grow
  • Interested in sharing knowledge and experiences
  • Not judgemental
  • Be empathetic and understanding
  • Friendly and approachable

Mentor training will consist of:

The role of a Mentor, namely, to provide guidance, encourage their mentee to work hard, develop organisational skills, build ambitions, to listen, discuss blockages to learning and achieving their potential

  • Knowledge, Skills and Attitude of a Mentor
  • Communication and Blockages to Communication
  • Learning Styles, Blockages to Learning and dealing with negative beliefs
  • Confidentiality
  • Child Protection
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Boundaries (mentor/mentee relationships)
  • Planning Mentor/Mentee sessions namely, building a relationship with your mentee, session plans, action planning and target setting, exit strategies