The Diana Award is delighted to announce a funding boost of $500,000 from Salesforce Foundation for their Mentoring Programme.
The Diana Award’s Mentoring Programme empowers and supports young people with vital skills in collaboration with volunteer mentors. Mentors share professional advice and guidance and provide careers skills training.
Over 10% of young people, aged 16-24, in the UK are NEET – this is an estimated 692,000 young people. The Diana Award’s Mentoring Programme builds confidence and transforms career and work opportunities for young people.
‘This year I have seen students who are quiet and usually don’t get involved in group work contribute and engage without worry - they are more confident to be seen and heard.’ - Teacher
‘You can see a positive change in the mentees. They are much more confident now than they were in the first session I attended.’ - Mentor
The programme also places an emphasis on social action, with mentees and volunteer mentors working together to plan and develop social action projects tackling issues that directly impact on young people and their community.
Tessy Ojo CBE, Chief Executive, The Diana Award, says; “We are so grateful to Salesforce for their ongoing commitment and support for our Mentoring Programme in London. At The Diana Award we are absolutely dedicated to ensuring young, vulnerable people get the guidance and support they need to thrive. With the cost of living and economic uncertainly this support is needed now more than ever.”
Ebony Beckwith, Chief Business Officer and CEO of The Salesforce Foundation, says; "Too many people from underserved communities are systematically excluded from careers in technology – and that gap only widens during times of economic uncertainty. We’re committed to breaking down barriers and supporting programs that open the doors of opportunity for people of all backgrounds."
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