Open to Social Work students, this mentoring initiative benefits the student, as it affords essential life and career experience in a relevant field thereby enhancing knowledge and experiential learning and improving future learning and career opportunities.
This mentoring initiative benefits the young person by providing positive role models that encourage and support young people’s educational aspirations and transition stage from primary to post primary education. It requires the student to be available for at least one hour per week during term for 3 years of the course. Only open to 1st year students. The reasoning behind this is that the longer a mentoring relationship lasts, the greater the benefits. Young people who are mentored for over a year are more likely to have achieved their original goals and to have future plans. Therefore, the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome is. This supports our planned approach of having long term mentors in place.
On completion of this activity it will enable students to achieve personal and professional development by:
To be given credit for this activity students must demonstrate critical analysis of their mentoring work through examples of assessment, planning, intervention, monitoring and review.
12 hours to include:
Expected to engage 1 hour per week during term.