Project information

BMEYPP Peer Mentoring Support Project

The project will recruit, induct and train BME young people aged 16 to 25 to provide peer mentoring and support to young people aged 11 to 16.

April 2011 - March 2014

Charity information: Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project

Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project logo
  • Need


    Black and Minority Ethnic young people, have stated that they experience racism, bullying, and physical attacks which leaves them feeling isolated, vulnerable and affects their confidence and self esteem. They state they would like access to positive role models and help to complete homework assignments.


    By setting up a mentoring project young people will have access to students who can act as positive role models for the young people. They will work within the after schools clubs and will be able to support young people to complete their school assignments and a listening ear who can provide support on a range of issues that arise.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To set a mentoring and support project for BME young people


    » Recruit 12 young people aged 16 to 25. Provide induction and training regarding their role. Provide one to one and group support sessions.
    » Publicise the service to BMEYPP members, parents, youth and community groups and schools who will be able to refer young people onto the scheme.
    » Work with the mentors and young people to develop and deliver the project sessions, ensuring to take on board their ideas.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... 12 young people being mentored and supported through the programme. 12 young mentors feeling they have made positive impact within their community.

  • Impact


    Young people will feel less isolated and develop new friendships
    Increased self esteem and confidence, educational aspirations and achievements.
    Mentors will receive accreditation for their achievements and contributions on the project.
    We will use session recording sheets, evaluations completed by mentors and young people, and notes from group and one to one support sessions. We will complete a project report on completion of the project.


    Lack of participation of mentors and young people - We have dealt with this because the idea has come from young people themselves. We have built in structures to ensure that young people and mentors continue to have a voice in the development of the project and its programme.


    We will produce a six monthly update to keep donors informed of the progress of the project, including achievements and challenges.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £24,285

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      Amount Heading Description
      £13,000 Staff Part Time co-ordinator
      £2,300 Rent Contribution to rent £80 per week x 40 weeks
      £2,035 Overheads Photocopier £1495, Printing leaflets £200, Telephone £20 per month, Stationary £100
      £4,950 IT 2 xlap tops and software £2000, Interactive whiteboard £1750, IT Maintenance £1200
      £2,000 Resources Books, Magazines, Educational Games
  • Background


    Brighton and Hove is a Unitary Authority on the South Coast of England. There are growing populations of Black and Minority Ethnic communities who currently make up approximately 10% of the local populations. A considerable number of Black and Minority Ethnic young people live in identified areas of deprivation which are among the top 20% of deprived wards in England.


    Black and Minority Ethnic mentors Will learn new skills and make a positive difference within their communities. Mentees will receive support to raise their confidence, academic achievements and feel less isolated within their communities.
    Black and Minority Ethnic communities will benefit as their children will receive much needed support on education and wider issues. Schools will benefit from young people who will be better engaged in the education processes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only local youth project that specifically targets Black and Minority Ethnic young people.

    We are a youth led organisation - young people participate in the management, development, delivery and evaluation of all activities. Our projects are developed from stated needs of young people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Vannessa Crawford

    Vannessa is the founder and manager of the organisation. She is an experienced youth and community worker dedicated to empowering young people.