The initiative will provide training on the soft skills needed for personal development, to complement the school curriculum. The mentoring program will be offered in schools where students (13-17 years old) come from socially vulnerable areas, and where school performance indexes are often lower than national averages.
Workshops designed to strengthen self-esteem, social inclusion and parental involvement will support the development of young people, aiming to reduce isolation, improve school results, strengthen school-to-work transition and motivate and support young people’s ability to thrive in life. Improving the life chances of young people and empowering them to reach their full potential is core to TUI Care Foundation’s work in the educational field.
Mentor and TUI Care Foundation will recruit approximately 100 volunteers from the local community, including employees from across TUI Group, to be engaged in inspirational and motivational workshops. The mentoring initiative will run from Autumn 2019 to Summer 2020.
Mentor International works to help young people find a path towards a promising future. Mentor runs programs for young people that help increase life skills, personal development, school motivation and provide protective factors against falling into high-risk behavior. Mentor involves volunteers from partners and local communities to provide youth strong adult role-models. Mentor International was founded in 1994 by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden in collaboration with members of the World Health Organization, originally working in the field of drug use and substance abuse prevention. Mentor is represented across Europe, USA and the Arab Region.