Changing lives is working in partnership with the university of Bedfordshire to recruit enthusiastic role models to make a difference in the lives of young people. Changing Lives will support and supervise these inspiring young role models with a national recognised qualification and allocate them with young people.
A mentor is a caring, adult friend who devotes time to a young person. Although mentors can fill any number of different roles, all mentors have the same goal in common: to help young people achieve their potential and discover their strengths.
All mentors will be asked to go through an application process. As part of that process, they will need to supply personal and professional references, and have a background check and complete a personal interview. The role of a mentor comes with substantial responsibilities and they will be required to take part in an orientation and training. Throughout the duration of the mentoring relationship, full support will be provided from the program coordinator.