A mentor is a specially trained volunteer who spends time helping someone.
They can help a young person with things like:
- doing better at school
- coping with bullying
- applying for jobs or colleges
Sometimes this personal help can be more effective than sending a young person on a group activity. A mentoring programme doesn’t usually have a set time limit - a young person can be mentored for as long as is helpful.
Mentors are not connected to the police or a school.