Mentoring for Life (M4L)
A mentoring scheme for girls
Who we are
Families For Life (F4L) offers counselling to families struggling through transitions or crisis. During our vast work within communities, schools and colleges, we met and spoke with many young people about their own experiences and unique needs. From this, we recognised that, at times, girls in particular needed greater access to opportunities, but also the confidence to seize these opportunities and the skills needed to thrive in them.
As a consequence, in 2020 we established a one-to-one mentoring scheme for girls and we called it Mentoring For Life (M4L).
Research shows that conversations and personal relationships can have a big impact on shaping identity, self-esteem, future expectations and aspirations, particularly during adolescence, which is a pivotal time for girls.
Therefore, it is crucial to inspire and empower girls and young women to maximize their potential and celebrate their achievements.
We empower all girls to fulfil their potential by supporting their individual learning and personal development and to become confident, inspiring individuals in their own right.
We believe in treating others with kindness and empathy, treating everyone with dignity and an open mind
We believe in the promotion of mutual respect, integrity, courage and the productive exchange of ideas.
We believe in the importance of developing intellectual curiosity, creativity, confidence and an enduring sense of belonging.
We believe in the significance of positive role models in developing skills, character and aspirations of every young person.
We believe in creating a supportive environment where all girls can be strengthen to become the women they strive to be.