Raising Aspirations

Could you help a young person in to realise their full potential?

Raising Aspirations is a fantastic community mentoring programme which matches volunteer mentors with students from Crispin School, Street.

Through the programme, mentors have the opportunity make a huge difference to the lives of the students by encouraging them to develop their self-belief and aspirations.

Independent evaluation has shown that students taking part in raising aspirations have experienced better outcomes, including improved GCSE results

"Mentoring has given me so much confidence, encouraged me to put myself forward for things and try things I've never done before." 

Former Mentee, Crispin School.

Benefits to Mentors

This is a really rewarding role, where you'll have the opportunity to work with some great young people.

Mentors receive full training before the start of the programme and ongoing support during the mentoring period. This includes the GROW coaching model, which could benefit you in your professional life and any other voluntary work you do.

"To be a mentor you have to be very good at listening, mindful, observant and calm. All of which are key attributes which tie in very nicely with my job. The training was very useful and I have learnt the importance of giving back my career path experiences to my mentee."

Former Mentor, Crispin School.

Want to get involved?

Please contact Sharon Hale for further information. Email sharon.hale@sparksomerset.org.uk or call the office on 01935 475914.