Project information

Evening Activities

We intend to run 4 different Evening Activities per Term and aim for 35 young people to become involved in at least one activity. We are planning workshops on gardening, yoga, cookery mosaics, arts and crafts, music, digital photography and , film.

April 2012 - April 2013

Charity information: Mentoring Plus Bath And North East Somerset

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  • Need

    Need

    Mentoring Plus evolved as a direct response to the needs of young people at risk in the Bath & North East Somerset area. Most have chaotic family lives and 25% are in care, in addition many have a history of truanting, exclusion from school or have simply failed to thrive in mainstream education. As a result the young people we help have complex problems and a need for emotional and mental support which is given by our mentors.

    Solution

    We are a small charity and support about 40 young people per annum who are recruited by referral from Social Services, local schools and local youth organisations. They are then individually matched to an appropriate volunteer mentor. These relationships continue to build through regular meetings for a few hours a week, over a one year period. This gives the young person regular contact with a reliable and supportive adult who can provide activities and opportunities

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    • To reduce youth crime and other at-risk behaviour

    Activities

    » By Providing evening activities that increase self esteem and confidence

    Success will be... to involve35 young people in a year long mentoring programme with a suitable mentor


    Aim 2

    • To increase young people’s involvement in education and training

    Activities

    » By providing a variaty of evening activities that young people can attend with or without their mentors

    Success will be...for 35 young people to become involved in at least one activity.


    Aim 3

    • To empower young people to maximise their potential

    Activities

    » We provide activities which help increase self esteem and confidence and lead to better behaviour and increased attendance at school.

    Success will be..for 35 young people to learn a new skill.


    Aim 4

    • To enhance young people’s sense of personal worth and community responsibility

    Activities

    » The mentors express, praise and value young people’s achievements and attributes which builds self esteem. .

    Success will be...for 35 young people to gain increased confidence and self esteem from trying something new.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The expected outcomes for the project April 2012-2013 are as follows:

    • To increase self esteem and confidence of 35 young people:
    • To help 35 young people improve their relationships with adults and other young people
    • To decrease feelings of isolation among 35 young people
    • To improve the attitude of 35 young people towards school

    In addition 75% of our young people do not go on to reoffend.

    Risk

    There are risks that the mentoring relationship may break down.
    We have a thorough referal process and we match young people and their mentors very carefully. We offer training, support and supervision to mentors and regulaly talk and meet both the young person and their mentor. If the relationship breaks down we try very hard to find an alternative mentor.

    Reporting

    We produce reports to funders on a regular basis according to their needs We also post news and information on our website, produce a regular monthly e-newsletter and an Annual Report available online.
    We also invite funders to events where appropriate.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £28,065

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,495 Activity Costs To hold a variaty of workshops
      £7,720 Staff Costs and supervision Supervising Activities
      £2,650 Equipment and Prremises Hire Hire of Premises and Equipment
      £3,900 Admin Support 5 hours per week
      £7,800 Youth Worker 10 hours per week
      £2,500 Travel Expenses Picking up young people

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Glebe Charitable Trust £500 Guaranteed
    Healthy Lives Healthy People £1,600 Guaranteed
    City of Bath Moral Welfare Fund £500 Guaranteed
    Odin Charitable Trust £2,000 Guaranteed
    Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust £2,500 Guaranteed
    Sobell Foundation £5,000 Guaranteed
    Erach and Roshan Sadri Foundation £3,000 Guaranteed
    Truemark Trust £2,000 Guaranteed
    CHK Charaties Ltd £5,000 Guaranteed
    Youth Enablement Fund £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Mentoring Plus evolved as a direct response to the needs of young people at risk in the Bath & North East Somerset area. Most have chaotic family lives and 25% are in care, in addition many have a history of truanting, exclusion from school or have simply failed to thrive in mainstream education.

    Beneficiaries

    Young people are deemed to be at risk through a combination of factors and priority is given to those presenting significant factors from the following categories: Family, i.e. conflict at home, Educational History such as poor behaviour,: Environmental, i.e. poor housing, Individual and Emotional, such as behavioural difficulties, susceptibility to peer pressure and drug/substance use

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our model of mentoring and social/educational development is one that staff and volunteers are sincerely committed to, believing that the combination of one to one support and structured activities gives young people the maximum opportunity of succeeding. Mentoring Plus has an excellent reputation and since its inception the charity has helped over 500 young people and on average 75% of these do not go on to offend.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Humphrey Pain

    Works with the mentors and young people to ensure they know about the activities that are available.

    Michelle Kelley

    Works with the Youth Action Group to ensure they have a say in provision. Ensures all young people get a lift to the activity and coordinatestransport