Extending our reach to include
mentees and mentors from
around the globe
We are launching UK
based programmes in 2021
At SAYes Mentoring we design, deliver and support high quality mentorships for young people. For the past 12 years our programmes have supported young people transitioning out of care, as well as care leavers, high school learners, sports coaches and youth volunteers at grassroots community organisations and NPOs. With the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis and associated containment measures we transitioned all programming to remote e-mentoring and extended our reach to include mentees and mentors from across the globe. We have various mentorship programme options available, each customised to be relevant, meaningful and effective for groups of young people facing significant and particular life transitions.

We are launching UK based programmes in 2021. You may want to consider getting involved and/or may know a young person who would greatly benefit from mentorship.

All SAYes programmes integrate transition planning with the skilled application of effective techniques for guidance, advocacy and support. Mentors are rigorously selected through an online application process; undergo intensive training, and are supported throughout their mentorship by a team of transition specialists with rich domain expertise. Mentors and mentees are individually matched and keep mentoring appointments weekly (via WhatsApp Video calls) for a period of nine months. Mentees work on developing a personalised Individual Transition Plan (ITP)  focused on improving the quality of their decision making and the consistency of healthy practices across domains relevant to both independence and well-being.

For prospective mentors 

If you are over 26 years of age, independent, knowledgeable and experienced, with great networks and a secure relationship style – and you really care about doing good better, please request a link to an application from volunteer@sayesmentoring.org  

For prospective mentees  

We have 15 mentee slots available for care leavers in 2021. If you are between 18 and 25 years of age and are care experienced, please request a link to an application from mentee@sayesmentoring.org