Scottish Youth Mentoring Children
nurturing potential and trust in community
What is Growing2gether?
Growing2gether is a new programme for schools in Scotland that supports disengaged young people to develop confidence and self-belief by mentoring small children, nurturing their potential and developing trust in their community.
How do we keep the future of young people close to our hearts? No one would deny that today is a challenging time, especially for those who are most vulnerable and need our support. Growing2gether is a programme that believes there is an advantage in addressing these challenges from a new and positive perspective to support the young people of Scotland. The Scottish Government has created many initiatives to address the significant challenges that children and young people in Scotland are facing today: Closing the Attainment Gap, Getting it Right for Every Child, the Curriculum for Excellence and Developing Scotland’s Young Work Force. Growing2gether aims to address these issues by working with disengaged young people and small children who are in need of additional support.
We do this by supporting young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors, whilst earning a nationally recognised qualification by mentoring a small child. Young people become mentors to small children, supporting their development, which provides the young people with work experience, a responsible job to do and a respected role in their community. With Growing2gether they have an opportunity to build self-confidence and self-belief and to re-engage with their education in a positive way.
Find out more about the work Growing2gether is doing here.