Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network
The Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network is a new and growing project that aims to draw on the experience of volunteer adult mentors to support young people who are hoping to go to university.
These young people may be from disadvantaged areas of Glasgow, or may be the first in their families to think about entering higher education.
Often this means they do not have access to the necessary knowledge and advice to take the first step toward attending university. Mentoring involves getting to know a young person and building a relationship by engaging with them one-to-one.
The project currently recruits volunteer adult mentors to support, challenge, and inspire young people looking to create and plan their futures.
We're looking for volunteers who have experience of higher education and/or the different associated professions and who can commit to weekly or fortnightly meetings. Many mentors have become friends with their mentees and have continued to support them at university.
Mentors have found the experience of making a difference in a young person's life to be personally rewarding, and many of the young people they have supported are now working towards university degrees in a wide range of subjects.
How do I get involved?
For more information and to register visit the Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network website.