ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with young people in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and attainment.


one-to-one mentoring projects delivered in 2017/2018


young people attended 10 or more mentoring sessions in 2017/2018


hours of mentoring delivered by 863 volunteers in 2017/2018

Become a Project Leader

Find out how you could join our innovative Project Leadership Programme and run one of our weekly mentoring projects to make a difference to young people in either London, Manchester or Oldham and in Liverpool in 2019!



Hackney Half Marathon 2019

Just like the borough, this route brings with it a great vibe and the streets are always lined with supporters from the local community! Run 13.1 miles through the roaring crowds of East London passing Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, Victoria Park, and the London Stadium.




Author: Madeleine Roff

Location: Hackney Marshes,, London

Mentoring FAQs

Have a question about mentoring? See if our FAQ's can answer them!


Author: Madeleine Roff


  • Female empowerment and its place in education

    Recently I ran a female empowerment session with my year five girls group at ReachOut, where each activity was based around the idea of powerful women and issues that my mentees and mentors face as females. Read more

  • Win a voucher for mentoring in London!

    We're excited to be offering chances for mentors to win vouchers throughout January and February! It's simple to get involved - attend one of four mentor trainings at universities and you'll be automatically entered. Read more

  • Mentor of the Term

    It's been a fantastic first term for ReachOut projects across London, Manchester and Oldham. We wanted to hold a competition to recognise the fantastic work our volunteers do, so we invited our project leaders to nominate someone from their project who have been outstanding throughout the first term. Read more

  • Mentor's #MondayMotivation

    Since September we have trained over 500 mentors, and signed up over 700 mentors on our projects, across London, Manchester and Oldham. At each training session we ask our mentors to quietly reflect on their motivation to mentor, they vary from person to person. However there is a striking similarity with the hundreds of mentor motivations that we have heard - how much each mentor cares. Read more


  • Royal Parks Half Marathon 2019

    The route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Read more

  • Great Manchester Run 2019

    In 2018/19 we are running 23 mentoring projects across Greater Manchester, come and support us and #Raise4ReachOut in May! Read more