Didcot TRAIN Youth Project

Mentoring

TRAIN delivers mentoring schemes that are tailored to support young people within the Didcot area aged 11 – 18 who are in need of weekly support, for a set period of time. To achieve for the young person better self-esteem, to empower the young person to make better life choices and for them to reach their full potential. The young people are referred to the programmes by many different agencies, including the schools, The Hub and other local partners. 

We have been awarded funding from the Community Safety Partnership to offer a mentoring programme for young people aged 11-16, for a weekly hour-long session for 6 weeks. The mentoring programme is intended to be an early intervention programme where TRAIN works on a one to one basis with a young person to address an issue or issues. This is an individually tailored programme based on their needs. These will be ascertained through conversations with the school, parents and young person. For example, the programme could build a young person’s confidence and self-esteem to empower them to protect themselves from sexual exploitation.