THE DIANA AWARD ANNOUNCES THE UK’S FIRST NATIONAL YOUTH MENTORING SUMMIT IN LONDON
The Diana Award brings together the UK mentoring community, business leaders, politicians and young people at the UK’s first National Youth Mentoring Summit in London.
9 May 2019
Too many young people grow up in the UK today without a positive role model in their lives. Mentoring is fundamental to breaking down the barriers of social mobility in the lives of vulnerable young people. It allows them to not only raise their aspirations, but also create pathways into the world of work and helps them to develop practical skills to achieve their goals.
That’s why we are bringing together charities, business leaders, politicians and young people at the UK’s first National Youth Mentoring Summit.
WHEN IS IT?
The Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit
Tuesday 2 July 2019 at Banking Hall, London
WHAT IS IT?
The Diana Award in partnership with the APPG on Mentoring and wider mentoring community will come together to showcase evidence and insights from thought-provoking experts in business, government, charity and young people who have harnessed the power of mentoring to change trajectories and improve the lives of young people in the UK.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
Speakers so far include: Dame Julia Cleverdon, Kelly Hoppen MBE and activist Karl Lokko. More names to be confirmed shortly.
ABOUT MENTORING FROM THE DIANA AWARD
The Diana Award is the Secretariat for The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mentoring and believes that mentoring is fundamental to breaking down the barriers of social mobility in the lives of vulnerable young people.
The charity’s ambition is to make high quality mentoring programmes accessible to all young people irrespective of their background and to break the stereotypical view of who a mentor can be. They believe everyone has something to offer, regardless of industry, age or experience.
The Diana Award offers a range of mentoring programmes to schools across the UK including an intensive three month programme which partners with local businesses to provide mentors to young people at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) as well as an innovative week long programme that aims to rebrand work experience by connecting forward thinking companies like WeWork and HSBC with innercity schoolchildren to train the workforce of the future.