PROMISEworks seek child mentors in Taunton
PROMISEworks volunteers support vulnerable children and young people in Taunton to help build the resilience needed to move forward whilst achieving their full potential.
This could be staying in school, keeping out of trouble or getting to university.
Christell Charles who is PROMISEworks case-holder in Taunton has told Tone News:
We have a variety of young people in Taunton waiting for mentors for different reasons.
One young person wants to be able to smile again. Another just wants to feel liked. And a third just wants somebody to talk to.
Taunton young people need you to just be there for them, someone to see the best in them, and someone to have fun with.
With approximately 250 young people in Somerset awaiting a mentor, many of these are in Taunton and West Somerset.
Christelle goes on to explain:
We need many more generous hearted people to step forward, train with PROMISEworks and commit to helping one young person in the local community.
Full training and support is given and mentors are sought from all backgrounds and walks of life. Recent research has shown that helping others leads to improved physical health and increased feelings of emotional wellbeing.
To find out more, visit the PROMISEworks website.