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Utu Mentoring

Personalized Mentoring: Building Confidence, Creating Connections

At Under The Umbrella, we're more than just a youth service – we're a nurturing space for young LGBTQIA+ individuals to grow and thrive. Our dedicated outreach team offers 1-to-1 mentoring led by Dakota, a seasoned professional with a heart for supporting youth from all walks of life.


Meet Dakota
Dakota brings over 5 years of experience in 1-to-1 mentoring, having worked with esteemed charities like Ground Works and Fields Of Dreams. As a foster carer, she truly understands what it means to be "in with the children." Her approach is warm, understanding, and tailored to each individual.


The 8-Week Mentoring Program
Our 8-week 1-to-1 mentoring program is carefully designed to help young people express their feelings, boost their confidence, overcome obstacles, and ultimately, find a sense of community within our safe space. Sessions are scheduled during the school day for convenience.


What We Cover:
- **Week 1**: Getting to know the young person and their goals for the sessions. We offer engaging activities to build rapport.
- **Weeks 2-7**: Focused on building confidence and addressing specific areas of growth.
- **Week 8**: While it may mark the end of the formal program, it's not goodbye – it's an invitation to join our Wednesday support groups and continue the journey together.


Confidential and Safeguarded
Rest assured, all conversations are confidential, with safeguarding at the forefront of our approach. We prioritize creating a safe, respectful environment where young people can explore, learn, and flourish.


How to Get Started
If you believe your young person could benefit from this transformative program, we're here to help. Contact us today, and we'll do our utmost to pair them with one of our dedicated volunteers, all of whom have up-to-date DBS checks.


Let's Connect
Under The Umbrella is more than a service – it's a community of support and empowerment. Reach out today, and together, let's build confidence, create connections, and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future.

Contact us to begin the journey!

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