mentor and boyMentoring is a widely recognised training and development tool for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Traditionally, mentoring is defined as the long-term passing on of support, guidance and advice; a relationship in which a more experienced person uses their greater knowledge and understanding to support the development of a less experienced person.

The main purpose of mentoring is for the mentor to identify the goals of the mentee so that they may work together to solve problems and form action plans in order to achieve these goals. Mentors are committed to the needs of their mentee; the focus of mentoring sessions is always the mentee.

Portrait Of Teacher In ClassroomOne of the benefits to the Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme is that we have excellent relationships with large corporate organisations which include community work and volunteering as part of their social responsibility. Volunteer mentors are recruited through these relationships, and are typically middle or senior managers, who have a wealth of experience to offer young people. Our mentors are hand-picked for their enthusiasm, experience and commitment to making a difference to their mentees.

If you are interested in registering your school, youth offender institute, prison, or other youth organisation on a Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme, please click here for more information.

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.