I’ve become really interested in mentoring. I think that it offers some exciting possibilities to harness community capacity to develop young people and to open up opportunities to build inter-generational solidarity.
I wrote a paper on the evidence base on mentoring for The Careers & Enterprise Company about a year or so ago. I’ve also published some work on online mentoring which opens up a whole load of other possibilities and issues.
I’m now looking at how mentoring works from the perspective of the mentor. We’ve created a survey for mentors who have been involved in supporting young people. We want to hear about your experience and see what you have got out of it.
So if you have been involved in mentoring a young person we’d really appreciate it if you could give us 10 minutes and fill in our (very short) survey.