Legacy of the Mayor's Mentoring Programme (1)

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you tell me what support and initiatives has been provided by the GLA to young black boys aged 10-16 who are at risk of offending, or of being not in education, employment or training (NEET) since the Mayor's Mentoring Programme came to an end in March 2015?


Answer for Legacy of the Mayor's Mentoring Programme (1)

Answer for Legacy of the Mayor's Mentoring Programme (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following the completion of the Mayor's Mentoring Programme those Local Delivery Partners which were able to offer mentoring alongside their other youth-services have continued to provide support to many of the boys who took part in the MMP; Salmon, Soul Project, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Track Academy.  The MMP also succeeded in creating a bank of over 1500 trained and vetted mentors. Most of the LDPs have been careful to nurture and support their mentors, both as future volunteers and supporters of their own organisation and its services to the community, but also as a resource which is available to other social action initiatives via Team London Young people will also benefit from the other programmes the Mayor supports. Please also see my response to MQ 3358 / 2015.