Small Investment Of Time, Big Impact

Supporting young people in rural Suffolk is the focus of a careers mentoring programme, recently set up by the Seckford Foundation to run alongside their wellbeing mentoring programme. This careers mentoring focuses on skills and routes into the workplace while boosting the young person’s confidence to uncover their own pathways into employment.

Both programmes follow a tried and tested structure which includes plenty of resources and support for mentors together with a clear start and finish point for mentees so they can actually see how far they have progressed, what they have achieved and what their next step might be.

Could you listen?

Due to the success of the mentoring programmes on the Shotley Peninsula, Seckford Foundation is now searching for further volunteer mentors to join the team. It is a mutually rewarding programme for both mentor and mentee, often with tangible results being quickly achieved. No previous mentoring experience is needed as training and development is ongoing. All that is needed is some life experience, a non-judgemental attitude, a good listening ear and a desire to make a positive difference to someone’s life.

Both mentoring programmes are funded jointly by the Seckford Foundation, The Prince’s Countryside Fund and Salvation Army, and they are available to young people aged 25 and under to access for free.

Could you be the difference a young person needs?

To find out more, please visit seckfordspringboard.org.uk/can-we-help-you/mentoring / call 01394 615199 or 07831 120873 / email enquiries@seckford-foundation.org.uk.

The Seckford Foundation is a charity that promotes and supports the education and care of the young and the elderly in the county of Suffolk. For more information visit www.seckford-foundation.org.uk.

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