Y’s Girls Mentoring is a community led mentoring initiative facilitated by YMCA Black Country Group throughout the Black Country. The focus of the programme is for Volunteer Mentors to work with girls aged 9 – 14 years to inspire them and to support them to thrive.
Y’s Girls Mentoring provides girls in the Black Country with the opportunity to overcome some of the challenges they face. These challenges might include building emotional resilience, building better relationships, improving school attendance, better community connections and reducing exposure to crime and anti social behaviour.
The girls that engage with the programme will receive one-to-one support from a Mentor of their choice. The Y’s Girls Programme Manager will work closely with the young person and their family to establish the best Volunteer Mentor match. Each girl will be supported for up to 12 months.
Each Mentor will be ‘recruited’ from the local community and will receive an intensive package of training. The programme adopts an early intervention and preventative approach allowing the Mentor to work alongside the young person to deal with everyday challenges and set realistic goals.
YMCA BCG are now recruiting Volunteer Mentors, if you are interested in this role please contact us on the below details.
If you are aged 9-14 and/or a parent/guardian who would like to engage on the Y’s Girls programme please contact:
Y’s Girls Programme Manager: Chris Evans
Contact: 07710 713579 or 01902 371 550
The Y’s Girls programme is funded by the Tampon Tax Fund and delivered within 10 YMCA locations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with YMCA England & Wales as lead partner.