MentoringJanuary 13, 2017
Young Ladies Club SECURES Investment FOR MENTORING PROGRAMME
Young Ladies Club has secured investment from The Careers & Enterprise Company to support young people in London.
The investment will help Young Ladies Club scale up its employer mentoring programme which works with students who are about to start their GCSEs, but are at risk of disengaging and dropping out of school.
In total, the government-backed Careers & Enterprise Company will distribute funding worth more than £3.5million to 39 mentoring organisations across the country, targeting almost 20,000 pupils.
Young Ladies Club said:
Claudia Harris, CEO of The Careers & Enterprise Company, said: “Too many young people across England are at risk of not achieving their full potential. This can have a lasting impact on their future and career later in life.
“Employer mentoring is a powerful way to address this issue by helping young people get inspired about the world of work.
“Our fund will work to unlock this inspiration by scaling up proven mentoring programmes to help boost social mobility and give young people great life changing experiences.
“I would encourage anyone who wants to get involved in mentoring to step forward and join this mentoring movement and make a real difference to the lives of young people in their local community.”
For more information on the Company’s mentoring campaign visit www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/mentoring