Worth Unlimited for Doncaster focuses on developing the skills, passions and motivations of local people to mentor young people, in particular those at risk of not flourishing in society. To do this we recruit and train mentors and use them in partner schools.
Through our mentoring programme young people, ranging in age from 5-18, experience transformation in behaviour, self-confidence and self-esteem, which results in impressive outcomes of engagement and achievement.
Our priority is to train and supervise volunteer mentors to support vulnerable young people, particularly those living in poverty or facing exceptional challenges. Most of our referrals come through schools, which identify young people who struggle with low self-esteem, and lack motivation, ambition, hope and self-belief.
Most mentoring is carried out one-to-one but we also deliver small group courses in building self-esteem, anger management and conflict resolution as well as training young people to become peer mentors. We train young people in Years 12 & 13 to mentor younger students in their school. We work with schools to tailor courses to the needs of young people, for example supporting Year 11 students who experience exam stress.
We strongly believe in the importance of a long term mentoring relationship and do not give up easily on any young person who needs ongoing support.