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DAY1 - Winning Mentors
DAY1 sets up 12 month one-to-one mentoring relationships between ordinary people in the community and young people aged 15 years who are at risk of dropping out of school with no qualifications, employment or training prospects ahead.
• The big idea is to create a long term, sustainable way of winning over a greater number of suitable ordinary people in the community to volunteer their time and energy to act as DAY1 mentors.
• We are doing this by creating partnerships with sizeable local companies where DAY1 can offer first class Mentor training in exchange for the company providing a pool of potential Mentors.
• We are also creating a system of remuneration that ensures the voluntary activity is sustained throughout the year.
• The innovation is firstly to be able to directly match business need with community service and secondly to remunerate Mentors so that they expand their volunteering activities into future years.