Black teens more likely to apply to University

Jul 22, 2013 BBC News:

mentoring in schoolsNew figures released by Ucas show that, despite an upward trend in the number of university applicants, there are still some big divides caused by social background, gender, ethnicity and geographic location. The head of University UK, Nicola Dandridge, says these figures raise new questions about why young white men from disadvantaged backgrounds are increasingly unlikely to apply to university. The figures report that pupils on free school meals are only half as likely to apply to university.

The Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme aims to help pupils on free school meals to bridge the gap between their economic status and their full potential. We offer mentoring programmes, skills workshops and the opportunity to gain work experience in large corporate organisations, to help young men to develop the skills necessary to be successful. Contact us today to find out more.

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Bridge Builders Mentoring
3 Ivy Mews

Charity Number: 1158629

0333 200 4703

National Coordinator - Val Bunker

Our mission

At Bridge Builders Mentoring, we believe that the gap between young men from poor socio-economic backgrounds and their full potential is never too large to overcome. Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme provides young men the opportunity to gain additional support and guidance from adult mentors from professional backgrounds, who are experienced in life and work. Together, they can define, explore and overcome the problems that are so often associated with a low economic background.

The Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme is a charity providing low cost services for young men. Any donations are greatly needed and appreciated. We rely on the support of our corporate sponsors and generous individuals to keep our work running and enable us to change the lives of young men throughout the UK.
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