Our mentoring program was developed based on feedback from past awardees that a mentor is a valuable resource for a young person who has received their award and is planning their trip.
Past awardees volunteer to mentor an awardee to provide them with advice and support before they travel in a way that works for them – some FaceTime or Skype, some call and some even text.
Mentoring: both sides of the story
Over recent months, BBM Youth Support has undertaken a pilot mentoring program, pairing this year’s awardees with willing volunteers from our alumni community.
Feedback from past awardees told us that our young people would appreciate more support to plan their trip abroad, so we decided to trial a program connecting this year’s awardees with someone who has been in their shoes.
Horticulture awardee Joel Smith is fortunate to have two past horticulture awardees to turn to for advice. We asked them all how the process was going, and this is what they said:
Become a mentor
To become a mentor, email firstname.lastname@example.org and register your interest. We are so grateful for all our past awardees that are so generously give their time to help others.