Plusone Mentoring

Plusone seeks to use the skills and life experience of local volunteer mentors to engage with young people across Scotland aged 8-14 within their own communities. Mentors develop positive and trusting relationships with the young people and help equip the young people with skills and knowledge to make informed choices.

Using a replication model based on a franchise arrangement, Plusone Programme Managers are recruited to 10 areas across Scotland and based in trusted community organisations. Plusone seeks to build the capacity of local communities to respond to young people in their local setting at a time that is right for the young person.

“Fourteen out of fifteen young people interviewed for the project gave Plusone mentoring a score of at least 8 out of 10 when asked to mark their experience”.

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Scottish Mentoring Network Awards 2015

YMCA Scotland are delighted to announce that at the recent Scottish Mentoring Network Awards Plusone received The Partnership Award 2015. As well as this award a number of our Plusone projects, staff and mentors also won a range of awards: Special Recognition Award 2015 – Mike Kerracher YMCA Edinburgh Plusone Mentoring Certificate of Continuing Excellence […]

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Plusone National Conference

YMCA Scotland is hosting a national conference on Friday 30 October at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh to share the success and learning from their Plusone mentoring programme and highlight new opportunities for continuing development.  The conference will be an opportunity for partner agencies, funders, commissioners, politicians, practitioners and volunteers to share the successes of this programme and […]

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