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Mentoring at YMCA Scotland

At YMCA Scotland, we believe in the power of mentorship to inspire, guide, and empower individuals to reach their full potential. Our Mentoring Programme is designed to provide support and guidance to young people, helping them navigate the challenges they face in today’s world. We are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment where mentees can grow, learn, and thrive.

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship between a mentor and a mentee. It involves sharing knowledge, experiences, and advice to support personal and professional development. At YMCA Scotland, our mentoring programme focuses on helping young people set and achieve their goals, build self-confidence, and make informed decisions about their futures.

Why Choose YMCA Scotland’s Mentoring Programme?

  • Experienced Mentors: Our mentors are dedicated individuals who are passionate about helping young people succeed. They bring diverse experiences and skills to provide tailored guidance.
  • Personalised Support: We understand that every young person is unique. Our mentors work closely with mentees to create individualised mentoring plans that address their specific needs and aspirations.
  • Holistic Development: Our programme goes beyond just academic or career goals. We support the holistic development of young people, fostering personal growth and well-being.
  • Safe and Inclusive Space: YMCA Scotland is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all mentees. We promote respect, diversity, and equality.
  • Flexible Engagement: Whether you’re seeking short-term advice or a longer-term mentorship relationship, our programme can be tailored to meet your needs.

Who Can Benefit from Our Mentoring Programme?

  • Young Adults: Our programme is open to young adults aged 16-30 who are looking for guidance, support, and mentorship in various aspects of their lives.
  • Recent Graduates: If you’re a recent graduate and need assistance transitioning into the workforce or further education, our mentors can help.
  • Youth at Risk: We work with young people facing various challenges, including social, educational, and personal, to help them overcome obstacles and build a brighter future.

How to Get Started

  • Apply: In the first instance you should reach out to your local YMCA about any mentoring opportunities.  Find you local YMCA using our YMCA Scotland Map, where you will find contact details for them.
  • Meet Your Mentor: Once you are matched with a mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with them and discuss your aspirations and expectations.
  • Mentoring Sessions: Regular one-on-one mentoring sessions will be scheduled to help you work towards your goals.
  • Evaluate Progress: We will work together to track your progress and make adjustments to the mentoring plan as needed.