Having worked with young people for over twenty years, I am well aware that they are both passionate and able. If given the opportunity and the support, young people will become a great source to others. This means that communities can be even better supported and in turn can provide students with a valuable sense of esteem which is gained through carrying out important work within their community.
With this in mind, I have trained numbers of students over the years to support their Peers within schools. For the Mentors, the motivation to help others in supporting their Peers is a great reason to encourage them to develop further. Those that are supported are brought into a network that often makes their lives more manageable knowing that they are valued and cared for.
If you are involved in a school community and would like to find out about the benefits of Peer Mentoring further, please do contact me. I will be happy to explain more.