Empower (Mentoring)
Make 2017-18 the year that you empower young people in Southampton!
1-2 hours per week from w/c 29 January - w/c 12 March. Day and timings TBC.
Schools across Southampton
Are you interested in mentoring and boosting your CV in Semester Two? We are launching an exciting new project that will train and match university student mentors with local secondary school pupils for empowering mentoring sessions. The deadline for applying to the project is Friday 24 November, so get your application in as soon as possible!
What is Empower?
Empower is a project aiming to raise the aspirations of secondary school pupils who are at risk of underachieving. We recruit, train and support University of Southampton students as mentors for these pupils. The mentoring sessions are conducted weekly on a 1:1 basis and mentors follow a structured set of topics with their mentees, such as goal setting, self-esteem, career planning and future development.
What will be involved in the project?
Before you are able to join the programme as a mentor, you will need to apply and be invited to a selection workshop. The selection workshop will introduce you the Southampton Hub Manager and the Empower Co-ordinator. The workshop will involve activities which will help you to understand more about your role as a mentor.
If selected as an Empower Mentor, there will be a training session the following week to help you understand how the role will work, the commitment required from you, important safeguarding information and give you an opportunity to ask any questions.
It is very important that you are able to commit to the programme. Since the project is run on a 1:1 basis, your mentee will expect to see you every week. If you are interested in a more flexible volunteering project, please consider some of our other projects including LinkAges, Portswood Rec, BioCycle and Branch Up.
You will be fully supported by Southampton Hub staff in this role - if you have questions about any area, please email manager@southamptonhub.org .
Volunteering on this project won't cost you
We reimburse all Southampton Hub volunteers' travel expenses. If reasonable adjustments require you take an alternative form of transport, just get in touch and we can cover your costs.
Southampton Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
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