Last week young people and mentors attended YMCA City Gateway for monthly mentor/Mentee mixer as part of our Y’s Girls Mentoring programme. Offering both young people and volunteers the opportunity to get to know each other and engage in group activities. The session was attended by young people who had already been matched with a volunteer mentor, as well as new referrals who attended with parents.
This month 2 of our mentors put on a session showing how to make fragranced body butter and moisturiser using natural ingredients. Everyone enjoyed the activity and got stuck in; it was very positive in breaking down barriers to mix and communicate freely with eachother and YMCA staff members
Mentors were just as interested and all who attended suggested it would be great to do more things like this in the future. The session was also attended by Hannah from the Centre for Youth Impact who spoke to young people and mentors about their thoughts on being a part of a focus group.