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Mosaic

Mosaic offer accredited mentoring programmes in schools; creating opportunities for 9 to 30-year-olds who are growing up in our most deprived communities. 

Primary school students in red gowns throw graduation hats into the air

With the support from trained volunteer mentors acting as role models, Mosaic programmes aim to bridge the aspirations-attainment gap by linking young people with inspirational role models and helping boost their confidence, self-efficacy and long-term employability. 

Primary school mentoring programme

This unique programme provides specialised mentoring for young girls and boys, aged 9 to 11-years-old, and their parents. By connecting them to relevant role models and organising university trips and graduation ceremonies, it helps to raise the aspirations of the young people and empowers their parents to support their daughters in fulfilling their potential. 

Secondary school mentoring programme

This year-long programme, for 11 to 18-year-olds, offers a package of opportunities that includes inspirational speaker presentations and Mosaic’s World of Work (WoW) visits, alongside connecting students to positive role models who combine life experience with a structured programme to help raise their confidence, self-efficacy and future employability.

Mosaic's enterprise challenge 

This is an annual inter-school competition that encourages a spirit of entrepreneurship among young people. Students aged 11 to 16-years-old with mentor support learn about establishing and running a business through a business simulation game, with successful teams pursuing their own sustainable businesses through regional and national Dragons’ Den style finals. 

Ex-offender programme

This national programme links volunteer mentors with 18 to 30-year-old prisoners as they prepare for release. Working on a one-to-one basis, the mentoring relationships lasts for a period of at least 12 months, ideally six months during custody and a further six months in the community. Mentoring relationships are intended to establish areas of support designed to prevent re-offending and enable the mentees to make a positive contribution to society.