Y’s Girls will connect vulnerable young women aged nine to 14-years-old with mentors from a range of different backgrounds to offer support and positively influence their lives.
The programme will take on a youth work approach by providing proactive and preventative intervention to young women and girls seen as most at risk of developing mental health issues, with mentors being recruited and trained locally.
YMCA Tayside is now on the hunt for volunteers to help the girls involved with the scheme by becoming mentors.
Mentors will regularly meet up with their mentee over a 12-month period, no more than once a week for two hours, offering an informal environment with the opportunity to discuss anything that might be worrying them, from family and personal relationships to lifestyle and education.
To find out more information, or you have an interest in becoming a mentor, you can contact Alyxs at YMCA Tayside. Alana at YMCA Edinburgh is also recruiting volunteers for a mentoring programme, too.
Y’s Girls has been made possible by funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Tampon Tax Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
The project aims to establish 250 mentoring relationships across 10 YMCAs based across the UK from April 2021 until July 2022.