When mentors are integrated into school environments, they are better able to advocate on their mentees' behalf. They can speak directly with teacher staff and resolve problems before they escalate.
The school setting enables behaviour and academic issues to be addressed before exclusions or successful reintegration back into mainstream education following exclusion.
1. Promote a sense of security and to establish a feeling of belonging in the wider community;
2. Lay the foundation of personal growth in social skill and to develop confidence and a positive self-image;
3. Establish a "caring community" and to foster this concept in relation to the wider community;
4. Help young people make responsible, realistic and informed decisions; and
5. Help young people develop the skills to cope with the transition to adulthood and independence. If your organisation is responsible for this sort of learning and needs to demonstrate this sort of achievement with young people, then this service is ideal for you.