One Million Mentors
One Million Mentor’s (1MM) mission is to transform the process of mentoring for all in the UK. Our ambition is to train, recruit and connect a million mentors to a million young people in order to increase youth employability, support social action and help break down social barriers.
1MM is currently a project within Uprising, a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation.
The idea of 1MM is rooted in the most successful aspects of the UpRising Leadership Programme, in terms of allowing young people to broaden their horizons and take on leadership. Mentoring was a critical factor in enabling young people to do this. 1MM exists to support professionals to be effective mentors, by providing a convenient framework and structure. 1MM believe that by facilitating and investing in the goodwill of professionals, they can address the skills gap agenda and be an enabler of social cohesion. 1MM want to ensure that every young person in the country has access to trained mentor by right and not privilege, as they transition into adulthood.
1MM is a timely offer, given that young people in the UK are currently facing some of the worst economic prospects for generations. The impetus for 1MM comes from the recognition that there is significant opportunity to widen the scope of mentoring, increase the provision of mentoring to areas across the UK and generally strengthen the mentoring network by connecting existing organisations through the shared online platform.
One Million Mentors (1MM) have now completed our pilot in Manchester, receieved funding from Manchester City Council to recruit a further 150 mentors and secured funding from DCMS/Nesta to expand their reach across Greater Manchester in the next two years. They are connecting more mentors to young people in the region and are keen to work with you in order to do this. If you or colleagues in your organisation are are able to commit one hour, once a month for a period of a year then we want to hear from you now! All mentoring will begin from September. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or engaging as a partner please sign up here.
You may also be interested in our next free induction training at Slater Gordon, Monday 2nd July, 5.30pm (6pm start) – 8.30pm.
2nd Floor, Tayside House