The Factory Youth Zone. The Factory is a charity-run, state of the art centre Provide a unique, safe place for young people, aged 8 – 21 (or 25).
The Factory is a charity-run, state of the art centre
The Factory is more than just a sports and arts centre
The Factory Youth Zone helps young people to:
"Mentoring is to support and encourage people
to manage their own learning
in order that they may maximise their potential,
develop their skills,
improve their performance
and become the person they want to be."
Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring.
The Mentoring Programme has been set up to help support disadvantaged young people from the local area, who are in crisis and have little or no support from significant adults in their life.
The Programme aims to help young people successfully make the transition to adulthood, by providing them with a stable, trusting, one-to-one relationship with a positive role model.
The Programme aims to help young people achieve their full potential by facilitating their development into autonomous individuals.
All Mentors are fully CRB checked volunteers, and will be thoroughly trained to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to support young people who are struggling with some of the obstacles they are facing during their transition into adult life.
Mentees will be matched to an appropriate Mentor who they will meet with for at least one hour a week on a one-to-one basis, to develop a trusting relationship in which the Mentor will facilitate the Mentee in the setting and achieving of personal goals.
It is expected that young people involved in the Mentoring Programme are likely to experience:
Measurement of Outcomes
A variety of assessment tools will be used to measure the success of the Mentoring Programme. These will include a self-assessment which will be completed by the Mentee at the start and end of the mentoring relationship to measure outcomes 1 - 5.
Item 6 of the expected outcomes will be measured through 3 different well-being questions, taken from The Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (SWEMWBS), The Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) subjective well-being questions, and a social trust question.
The well-being measures will be taken on each young person at their initial assessment, the sixth month review and at the end of the mentoring relationship.
Criteria for Referral to a Mentor
The Role of the Mentor
Training of Mentors
Successful Volunteers will undertake a 20 hour Mentoring Training programme. Training sessions will include topics such as:
The Mentoring Relationship
Supervision & Support
The mentoring programme will be evaluated in a number of ways: