Project information

Catch Them Young

The project is aimed at young people not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) but all young people can benefit from the project.

September 2017 - August 2018

Charity information: The Mentor Ring

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  • Need


    The transition to adulthood is a time of opportunities, challenges and choices. Some
    young people make a successful transition, settling and succeeding in their chosen career options whilst others make steady progress with help from support networks and professionals. However, a significant
    number of those more vulnerable young people face an enduring struggle.


    By providing young people a dedicated mentor as a role model. as well as :
    • To increase the confidence and self-esteem of the young people.
    • To empower the young people to use and increase their skills and continue develop them through accredited courses.
    • To encourage young people to embrace teamwork and collaborative work.
    • To provide voluntary positions as exit routes for all of the young people who complete the project, if they are unable to find education, employment or training.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    • To increase the confidence and self-esteem of the young people


    » Weekly participation in confidence building workshops and team building activities .

    What success will look like

    Diaries or logs to track the progress they are making during the project. This could be completed by young people themselves or a mentor.

    Aim 2

    • To increase their skills and continue develop them through accredited courses


    » Two accredited courses to be run
    » work experience with supervision and mentoring

    What success will look like

    By getting accredited certificate from Awarding Body

  • Impact


    Young people will be motivated to enrol in FE or universities.
    Young people will also be participating in volunteering activities.
    Some will be searching for jobs or received a job offer.


    Being young people, they may not be committed to continuing in the project.
    We try to have a 1-1mentor and this really works out well.


    We also will submit photographs . We will be in touch with the donors all through the lifetime of the project.Feedback forms from the participants and also by submitting End of the Year report. We will invite ( if possible) our donors to any events that we organise.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Tutor /Trainer Ten workshops for 8 young people at a time
      £1,200 Venue Hire 10 workshops and team building activities
      £200 Trip to a local park taking 25 young people on an educational trip
      £15,000 Project Co-ordinator Project Lead
      £2,400 Volunteer Mentors @ £6.00X40X10
      £800 Publicity Publicity of the project
      £1,200 Staff Travel Travel costs for staff
      £1,200 Management Monitoring and Evaluation , report writing
  • Background


    The project will be mainly in Cardiff, Wales as well as in Newport.


    Young people 18+ to 30 years will benefit who are NEET i.e,. Not in Education, Employment or Training

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Mentor Ring is the only mentoring charity dedicated to give 1-1 mentoring support to individuals in the area. We have pool of mentors who we train and build a 'Ring' of mentors to support individuals.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Pierre Codron

    Project Lead