XL-Mentoring is a community mentoring project that pairs trained volunteer mentors with young people who need help realising their potential.

We train all of our XLM Coordinators on how to effectively manage and encourage mentoring relationships that make the most of their time together. Our resources include information on how to match a mentor and mentee, ways to conduct regular supervisions, how to evaluate the impact of the mentoring relationship, best practice methods to help sustain the relationship and navigate challenge, and steps to ensure a healthy ending for both the mentor and mentee.

The cost of our training includes one XLM Coordinator manual, one XLM Mentor manual, access to all of our resources, and support through the XLM Network website.

Day 1: Coordinator Training

> Understanding mentoring and its effectiveness
> Project structure and timescales
> Developing relationships with schools, mentees, families and mentors
> Supervising mentoring relationships
> Safeguarding and best practice guidelines
> Funding
> Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the project

Day 2: Mentor Training

> Understanding mentoring and how XLM works
> Understanding youth culture and how to work with young people
> Sustaining the mentoring relationship
> How to help a young person set personal goals
> Dealing with challenges
> Safeguarding the mentee and mentor

“Having never done any formal mentoring training, I felt a little out of my depth before this course. The XLM Coordinator Training has equipped me and I’m going away with fresh passion and vision for seeing transformation in young people’s lives.” Dan, Thornbury
“The resources offered and support you have in place through the XLM Network has certainly made me feel a lot more confident in taking on this challenge” Carolyn, Grimsby
“The XLM Coordinator Training was very thorough, professional in content and delivery, and covered huge breadth and depth. I now feel educated on the reality of delivering a local mentoring scheme, including the rewards and challenges.” Derek, Barrow-in-Furness


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