We run an innovative Peer Mentoring Scheme, which provides young people with opportunities to train and work as volunteer mentors at CYP, taking on responsibility, developing professional skills and becoming positive role models for the younger members of CYP. Young people receive a tailor-made training package to aid their personal and professional development. This has a positive impact on both young people and the wider community.
Our mentoring programme is unique because it allows young people to remain members while taking on roles of responsibility. It enables young people to understand and learn how to behave appropriately and differently according to their roles and environment. More importantly, mentors capture information directly from young people, as well as provide their own feedback on CYP projects. Resulting in a valuable youth perspective on all of our services; reflecting need, interest, challenge, and progression.