Weekly Mentoring Sessions
As a child, the transition from primary school to secondary school can be a challenging and formative time. That’s why Spark2Life’s Buckinghamshire Transition Project focuses on mentoring those children while employing a person-centered and trauma-informed approach.
The young people are carefully paired with a suitable mentor who provides guidance through the transition process while also supporting the children through any other daily challenges they may face.
Mentoring sessions are carried out by volunteers who complete Spark2Life’s 8-week AQA accredited Wholistic Mentoring Training course fully equipping and empowering them to become culturally competent Community Mentors.
The Transition Project works with young people from ethnically diverse communities and in addition to our mentoring sessions, we deliver a PSHE session on culture and identity.
Our sessions are currently delivered in four primary schools across Buckinghamshire where our mentors meet 1:1 with the young people on a weekly basis, for an hour during term time.
The project aims to build trusting relationships and aspirations, increase both self-confidence and self-awareness, while developing resilience within the young people as they transition to secondary school.
Interested in becoming one of Spark2Life’s Community Mentors? Register your interest here!
If you would like to refer a young person, please use this referral form.