Starting Point Monthly Update – January/February

It’s time for our monthly update. This time is a double update, detailing what Starting Point was doing over the months of January and February.

Activities include:

January

3rd – Transition Mentoring at Reading Girls School

6th – Transition Mentoring at UTC.

22nd – Attended a ‘Brighter Futures for Children’ voluntary sector market place. A fantastic opportunity that has led to an increase in referrals.
https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org

23rd – Funding Bid Accepted – Allowing us to scale up as a project in a 3 year to refine, grow and replicate the project. Including hiring a new team member.

26th – Planning Meeting for our 2019 Social groups. – First one to start on the 13th March.

28th – A Mustard Tree get together – A chance to catch up with the other projects and prepare for the New Year.

February

1st, 7th and 21st – 4 new Match Meeting – matching young people to their new mentors in our Traffic Light Mentoring Programme.

11th – Red Balloon – Mentoring presentation for 3 students taking part in our Transition Mentoring.

14th – Assisted 2 young people to attend the London Irish Hitz Programme.
https://www.london-irish.com/community/london-irish-hitz/153

18th – Started advertising for the new role – Mentoring Lead.

25th – Young person and mentor photo shoot – This is for our new brochure.

25th – Young person feedback meeting – We want to tailor our project to the young people we support, giving a voice to local young people.

26th – Mentor Supervision – An opportunity for our mentors to learn from each other in their mentoring.

Thank you to all involved in the activities above. Look forward to our March update next month and all future blogs over the coming weeks.

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