The investment will help The EBP expand its employer mentoring programme to work with looked after children in years 8-10, who are at risk of disengaging and dropping out of school.
In total, the government-backed Careers & Enterprise Company will distribute funding worth more than £3.5million to 39 mentoring organisations across the country, targeting almost 20,000 pupils.
Elaine Lilley, Chief Executive of The EBP, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Careers & Enterprise Company to help looked after children in Lincolnshire to develop their skills and aspirations. Through many of our projects we’ve seen teenagers benefit hugely from working with a mentor and are thrilled to be able to support more young people through this mentoring programme.”
Claudia Harris, CEO of The Careers & Enterprise Company, said: “Too many young people across England are at risk of not achieving their full potential. This can have a lasting impact on their future and career later in life.
“Employer mentoring is a powerful way to address this issue by helping young people get inspired about the world of work.
“Our fund will work to unlock this inspiration by scaling up proven mentoring programmes to help boost social mobility and give young people great life changing experiences.
“I would encourage anyone who wants to get involved in mentoring to step forward and join this mentoring movement and make a real difference to the lives of young people in their local community.”
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