Raising Aspirations

Our grant means that, through effective mentoring, we can support young people to significantly raise aspirations and close the aspiration-attainment gap, particularly amongst BME students.   

Typically, young people on the mentoring programme have low or limited aspirations, low confidence, a weak sense of personal agency, limited understanding of career opportunities and undeveloped ‘soft skills’.  Consequently, there’s a very high risk of them not reaching their potential in the education system and not knowing what steps to take to secure employment or move in to further training or education at the end of school. 

Enhancing Soft Skills

The mentoring programme enhances participants ‘soft skills’- personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimistic outlook – which are increasingly important for success at school and in the current job market. 

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Ability to succeed

The Prince’s Trust’s Mosaic Secondary School group mentoring programme works with groups of up to 30 students, aged between 11 and 18 years old. The students are mentored in small groups (of between 3 and 6) and participate in a range of activities which will directly enhance their ability to succeed in future educational and
professional environments. 


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Nizam Uddin
Head of Mosaic