The search for 100 mentors in 30 days

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Date: 23rd Sep 2021

Author: Blueprint for All

Type: Resource

To mark National Inclusion Week, Black History Month and National Mentoring Day, Blueprint for All is searching for 100 mentors, in just 30 days. From Monday 27th September 2021, the start of National Inclusion Week, Blueprint for All is calling on businesses and individuals from a range of industries to commit to mentoring a young person, from a diverse or disadvantaged background, to help them develop their career.

Blueprint for All’s new mentoring app powered by Guider, will match mentees aged 18-30 to mentors with experiences who can help shape their future careers.  We are now on a search for at least 100 mentors throughout Black History Month before 28th October 2021, National Mentoring Day.

“Young people, particularly those from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds, need support and guidance at the start of their careers, and having diverse role models across their professions is essential to this. Our new app will pair mentees with mentors who can act as an external support network and enable them to meet their potential. We’re delighted our partners are embracing this scheme and passionately supporting mentees,” said Sonia Watson, CEO of Blueprint for All.

American Express, one of Blueprint for All’s longstanding corporate supporters, has already pledged a dozen new mentors to sign-up to the app and commit their time to developing the careers of young people who need it most. The charity is actively searching for more organisations to support its national campaign to secure 100 new mentors throughout Black History Month.

To get the best out of a mentoring relationship, Blueprint for All recommends a long-term commitment of at least one session a month for six months. This allows both parties time to shift the dial and see progression.