Discovering You & Peer Mentor Training
YMCA Black Country Group
Area’s support can be offered
Sandwell Dudley Wolverhampton Central Walsall
Where is it?
YMCA Temple St, Wolverhampton, Small St Walsall, YMCA Carters Green, West Bromwich
Discovering You – two full days x 4 groups per year (or as required)
Introduction to Peer mentoring – 2 hours x 4 weeks (can be reduced to two weeks)
Volunteer placement 3 – 6 months
Apprenticeship for 12 months (if appropriate)
Overview of Support offered
Are you fed up of others telling you how you should be and how you should behave to a point where amongst it all you become lost and don’t know who the real you is?
Discovering You programme is made up of 2 day workshop to help you discover who the real you is. It will help raise motivation and embrace change by looking at current habits, attitudes and beliefs that may conflict or prevent you from achieving your goals. The aim is that you as a young person will discover where you are now, where you want to be and help you to identify how to get there based on what YOU think and decide with support and guidance.
How you currently see the world
Things you don’t see
Do you need to change to achieve what you need
Breaking attitudes, views of others
Seeing an up-beat future
Gaining motivation and making decisive decisions about next steps.
After completing the two workshops you as a young person will have the opportunity to go on an away day – You will be responsible for arranging a fun packed full day for you and your peers.
Introduction to Peer Mentoring training – a four week programme which gives you the opportunity to shadow a mentor and to explore whether mentoring is something that you would want to do as part of your future. The programme would also include: safeguarding training, how to set boundaries, how to build positive relationships. It would help develop skills in listening, how to advocate on behalf of others, how to be an encourager reflecting on your own life experience to help others like you move forward.
Shadowing of mentor – we would want you as a young person to become a volunteer initially once you had undergone the training and where we are able we would look to take on individuals as apprentices.
Is this activity linked to;
Increasing confidence Increasing motivation Increasing Optimism Improving employability
Where does this support fit into my journey?
Engagement This is me I’m up for it I’m ready I’m on my way
Minimum No. 4 Maximum No. 10
What equipment should I bring?
- An increase in confidence to make changes
- Ability to make informed choices
- Learning new skills and broaden your horizons
- The away days will encourage team building, increase social skills and experience new things