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Youth Mentors for young people in care of the Department for Communities

Department For Communities; Child Protection And Family Support
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A mentor is an everyday person who likes to help others, especially young people. The simple act of a swim at the beach, a game of basketball, a warm cup of hot chocolate and a good laugh, providing opportunity for conversation and connection can make the world of difference to a young person who feels disconnected and unheard. You can be this person, the one who provides the opportunity for a young person to be empowered and to begin making positive choices in their life. There is a great need for mentors for our young women and men in care, and we would like to see some mature and well-grounded individuals who could give a little of their time to take on this essential mutually rewarding role. As a mentor, you would be involved in befriending and supporting a young person who is in the care of the Department for Child Protection. You would be providing the young person with a stable and positive role model; someone who takes the time to build a relationship that encourages growth and success in their life. You would need to be able to commit for a minimum of 12 months, though we hope this may last much longer. Your commitment is based around catching up with the young person every 2 weeks for 2-5 hours at a time. We will provide training and ongoing support to ensure you are in the best possible place to provide these opportunities for the young person you are matched with.