What is ReachOut+?
ReachOut+ is a mentoring programme for 16-18 year olds, launched in August 2021. We pair young people with mentors from a range of professional backgrounds. The young people and their mentors meet on a weekly basis. There are up to 16 young people in a group and the same number of mentors, along with a Project Leader who leads the session.
Why take part?
How does it work?
Before the first session:
You will complete a short form to share what you’d like to get out of the ReachOut+ sessions. For example, what are your goals, what skills you’d like to develop, and more. This will help us look for the right mentor for you.
The Project Leader will introduce ReachOut to the group. You’ll meet all of the mentors and take part in group activities for everyone to get to know one another.
You’ll get the chance to talk to all the mentors in 5 minute one-to-one sessions. Have lots of questions prepared to find out more about what they do and how they can help you in your own career development!
Session 3 and beyond:
You will be officially paired with your mentor and start working with them one-to-one. There will also be other small group activities with other young people and their mentors.