The programme helps young people develop the confidence and resilience they need to sustain employment.
Young people acquire essential skills for their working lives such as emotional intelligence, problem solving and decision making.
The YMCA is increasingly called upon by secondary schools to provide mentoring.
Youthworks Mentoring supports 160 young people a year in 8 locations across Scotland: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Perth, Renfrew, Dumfries, Orkney and the Isle of Lewis.
As well as mentoring, an important aspect of YMCA’s approach is to build relationships with various employers so they better understand some of the barriers young people (particularly marginalised) face and how the workplace can become more accessible.