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Hear what our mentees have to say…


The latest video from Bridge Builders asks mentees what they get out of Bridge Builders.

Mentor Development Day

We recently ran a Mentor Development Day, hosted by our fantastic corporate partner Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The focus of the day was to enrich the mentor experience, which we achieved by inviting experts from outside Bridge Builders to address topics related to mentoring work. Existing Bridge Builders mentors and schools shared their experiences. Feedback from attendees… Read More ›

A Glowing Report from Archway School

A successful and enriching day was had by all at Enterprise-Rent-A-Car in Cardiff, as is described by Archway School’s recent news piece. “Jay Powell was very brave and put himself forward in a role play with some of the mentors on how to handle tricky, difficult customers and their complaints.  The mentors were very impressed… Read More ›

Archway visit to Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Bristol

As we are reaching the end of the academic year, Bridge Builders mentors and mentees are keen to celebrate their success and the progress that all of our mentees have made over the course of the mentoring programme. Enterprise Rent-A-Car mentors invited their mentees from Archway School, Stroud, to visit them at the Enterprise offices… Read More ›

Work Experience Trip to Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Cardiff

On the morning of Thursday 26th February 2015 nine of Bridge Builder’s mentees were collected in a minibus from Archway School, Stroud and taken for a day trip to visit Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Regional Headquarters in Cardiff. Once we arrived at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car offices, we were met by the boys’ mentors (who stayed with us… Read More ›

State of the Nation 2014: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain

December 2014 The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s (SMCPC) recently released, annual State of the Nation report concludes that ‘the next Government will have to adopt radical new approaches to meet what we define as the “2020 Challenge” – tackling poverty, improving social mobility and stopping Britain becoming a permanently divided society.’ The Commission… Read More ›

Bridge Builders Mentoring Gains Charity Status

23 September 2014 The Bridge Builders Mentoring team is pleased to announce that we have been granted charity status from the Charity Commission. The registered charity number is 1158629. Find our registration certificate here.

Tackling poor literacy skills

11 September 2014: By 2025, 1.5 million children will be left behind in terms of literacy skills, and many other associated factors. This month, the Read On. Get On. report was published by the Save the Children Foundation, highlighting the scale of the problem and, particularly, how socio-economic background is a major risk factor. Being… Read More ›

Why your organisation should be volunteering with young people

4th September 2014 Are you a HR or L&D director looking for a new way to enhance the communication, confidence, and creativity of your employees? As part of their Learning to Work programme, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development have just released a very interesting report into employee development through community action. This report… Read More ›

Can increasing parental employment reduce child poverty?

17 June 2014: Could getting parents into jobs alone raise children out of poverty? A new report published by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission looks at whether parental employment changes could tackle absolute and relative child poverty and achieve Government targets for 2020 set by the 2010 Child Poverty Act. Using household survey… Read More ›

Contact Us

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.