By Reform Radio
on Wed Oct 27 2021
To coincide with National Mentoring Day, a group of high profile Manchester-based youth organisations organised a series of events to launch Manchester as the UK’s first city of mentoring.
‘Manchester Youth: Get Ahead with Mentoring’ was a youth panel discussion part of this series, created to promote the benefits of mentoring and the different mentoring offers in Manchester. The live streamed discussion hosted by Aisha Williams featured One Million Mentors Mentee Reece, EY Foundation Mentee Adeeba and Power2 Mentor Dylan.
Watch the full event below.
CEO of One Million Mentors Alveena Malik talks on the importance of having mentoring opportunities. “The pandemic has disproportionately impacted young people’s life chances, and especially those from disadvantaged communities. The time is right to invest in and strengthen Manchester’s existing mentoring provision, so that there is a clear pathway of support that enables young people, via trusted adults, to access local opportunities, and increase social mobility.”
Building on this point, Regional Manager of Greater Manchester Sara Belhay explains why they decided to hold this event in our space. “It was important to host the youth panel discussion at Reform Radio, one of the members of Manchester’s Mentoring Network, to amplify youth voices, demonstrate the impact of mentoring, and showcase the collaborative spirit amongst mentoring providers in the city.”
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