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ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON MENTORING

APPG ON MENTORING, CHAIRED BY DR LISA CAMERON MP_

 

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mentoring believes in the power of mentoring to unlock the full potential of young people and aid social mobility across the United Kingdom.

The group is chaired by Dr Lisa Cameron MP, with the Secretariat provided by The Diana Award.

MEET THE OFFICERS_

Lisa Cameron

CHAIR, SNP

Fleur Anderson

VICE CHAIR, LABOUR

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

CO-CHAIR

Ian Paisley

VICE CHAIR, DUP

Jim Shannon

OFFICER, DUP

Lord Rennard

VICE CHAIR

Alexander Stafford

OFFICER, CONSERVATIVE

MEET THE SECRETARIAT_

Tessy Ojo CBE

Chief Executive, The Diana Award

Kate Cole

Policy Coordinator, The Diana Award

Join the Mentoring APPG

ONE HOUR, ONE YOUNG PERSON, ONE PARLIAMENTARIAN CAMPAIGN_

Each year, the APPG on Mentoring unites parliament through the One Hour, One Young Person, One Parliamentarian campaign, which encourages Members of both houses to give an hour of their time to meet and mentor a young person in their constituency.

The scheme was launched in recognition of National Mentoring Week 2020, and resulted in over 100 parliamentarians meeting with young people across the UK. This year, in its second iteration, the scheme has almost doubled in size with almost 200 MPs agreeing to take part.

WHY JOIN?

Events

Hear from keynote speakers, experts by lived experience, and key stakeholders at our quarterly meetings.

Network

Become a part of the APPG community to share best practice, learn from others, and build new connections with your colleagues from across the UK mentoring community.

Impact

Contribute to leading research into the impact of mentoring, with one research piece being conducted each year.

QUOTES

“I found my hour with an MP super interesting, valuable and inspirational. I’m so pleased to have been able to discuss public service, the workings of Parliament and the potential of both local and national government to make a difference in people’s lives with such an impressive woman, and I’m really grateful to her for taking the time to chat to me. Thank you!”

Lavinia, Mentee

“It really was an incredible hour – Lewis has achieved so much given his health issues that have plagued him for most of his life. He is a true inspiration, and to hear his story in the midst of continued Covid-19 headlines was a real pleasure.” 

Chris Elmore MP, Ogmore

Are you interested in meeting your MP for a mentoring session?

We’re still looking for young people to take part this year in certain constituencies.

Previous Meetings_

In January 2021, the APPG met to explore the changing role of mentoring following the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The group considered the challenges facing children and young people and the ole that mentoring could play in combatting these, both in the immediate term and in the long term. Members heard directly from young people and from mentoring organisations.

In May, in recognition of the year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, the APPG met to discuss Race and Mentoring: Exploring Strengths, Learnings and Opportunities for mentoring interventions aimed at tackling systemic inequalities. This included three special guests; Amani Simpson – an award winning creative director, entrepreneur and youth coach, Sabrina Dennis – the Chief Executive of First Class Foundation and Elaine Thomas, the Founder CEO of the Mentoring Lab.

Next Meeting_

TBC, Details to be sent via email to all members. To find out more, contact appgmentoring@diana-award.org.uk

If you are a business, charity or an individual, and would like to join the APPG on mentoring as an associate member, please sign up!

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