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London charity seeks Hackney mentors

PUBLISHED: 13:27 20 October 2020 | UPDATED: 13:34 20 October 2020

Mentor Eric with his mentee. Picture: The Kids Network

Mentor Eric with his mentee. Picture: The Kids Network

The Kids Network

A London-based charity is looking for local mentors to “make a real difference” for 30 children in Hackney.

The Kids Network charity has re-launched its flagship mentoring programme in the borough and is now searching for young professional volunteers from the local community.

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The programme involves mentors having weekly session with mentees to help build their confidence and mental-wellbeing.

Mentor Eric said: “I got involved because I liked the idea of a new start up charity. The children they are trying to work with, it’s an age which you can make a real difference and I really want to be part of it. I’m really enjoying it the more he engages, and I see his progress. He has great energy levels which picks me up at the weekend after a long week at work.”

The Kids Network supports children in the lead up to and as they transition from primary into secondary school.

The deadline for applications is November 2.

To apply visit www.thekidsnetwork.org.uk/become-a-mentor/

Follow the Kids Network on Twitter @the_kidsnetwork, on facebook by searching The Kids Network or on Instagram @the_kidsnetwork


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