Contrary to popular belief, research shows that young people from all walks of life rarely suffer from a lack of aspiration; the problem is that disadvantaged students often lack access to the influential people and networks that are fundamental to achieving their aspirations.
RSA Academies Broadening Horizons mentoring project is starting the process of recruiting West Midlands Fellows interested in mentoring young people aged 14-17 from Arrow Vale RSA Academy (Redditch), Holyhead School (Birmingham), RSA Academy (Tipton) and Whitley Academy (Coventry). The 2015-16 launch will take place on Thursday 11 June from 6pm at the Library of Birmingham.
Our aim is to use the wealth of knowledge and skill from within the Fellowship to provide these young people with critical friends who will support and challenge them as they think about their transition to adulthood, and set them on their way to becoming rounded and successful members of society.
If you would like to attend and/or find out more about the project, please email Roisin Ellison.