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Envision - Young People as Mentors. The Envision Grad Programme

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This was a presentation from the London PWNE meeting on 20th September 2010. More info about the meeting can be found here: http://www.participationworks.org.uk/networks/regional-networks/london/previous-events-in-the-london-region

  • This was a presentation from the London PWNE meeting on 20th September 2010. More info about the meeting can be found here: http://www.participationworks.org.uk/networks/regional-networks/london/previous-events-in-the-london-region
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Envision - Young People as Mentors. The Envision Grad Programme

  1. 1. Young People as Mentors<br />The Envision Grad Programme<br />
  2. 2. Envision Grad Programme<br />
  3. 3. Students in Year 13, who have completed an Envision project, mentor an Envision team within their school. Grad Mentors work alongside Team Mentors and Envision Coordinators.They receive accreditation from Envision once they have spent a year mentoring the team.<br />Envision Grad Mentors<br />
  4. 4. Benefits of Peer to Peer Mentoring<br /><ul><li>Envision grads know the Envision programme
  5. 5. Envision grads provide other young people with role models & someone to aspire to
  6. 6. Envision grads are someone who young people feel they can ask advice from
  7. 7. Envision grads are in school all the time, always available to answer questions
  8. 8. Envision grads can support large Envision teams</li></li></ul><li>Challenges & Solutions<br />Challenges <br /><ul><li> Lack of authority & confidence in grad mentors
  9. 9. Timings & commitment
  10. 10. Transition from mentee to mentor</li></ul>Solutions <br /><ul><li>Regular reflection sessions for grads mentors
  11. 11. Flexible arrangements – attend 8 sessions by Christmas
  12. 12. Staggering sessions to support transition </li></li></ul><li>Training & Support<br />Each grad is supported by: <br /><ul><li>An adult Team Mentor, a trained and experienced volunteer
  13. 13. The Envision Coordinator who attends meetings on a regular basis and communicates with both the team and the grad mentors
  14. 14. Grad mentors receive training from Envision and are introduced to different facilitation techniques by their coordinator </li></li></ul><li>Benefits to young people<br /><ul><li> Develop communication and leadership skills
  15. 15. Build confidence
  16. 16. Learn how to manage a team
  17. 17. Learning about an issue they may have not previously explored
  18. 18. Meet new people – other Grads and students in their school
  19. 19. Chance to hear first about other Grad ops
  20. 20. Accreditation – helps with employability (UCAS, CV, etc)</li></li></ul><li>The Artists<br />Case study – Mita<br />From envision student to grad mentor to team mentor <br />

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