Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, has joined over 100 MP’s and Peer’s across the UK to mark National Mentoring Week 2020, taking part in the Diana Award’s ‘One Hour, One Young Person, One Parliamentarian’ mentoring campaign.
Caroline is mentoring a young person for an hour who has requested support and guidance through The Diana Award. The idea of the hour session is to help the young person challenge and generate ideas, as well as inspire new conversations about their future.
The Diana Award is a charity set up in the memory of the Princess of Wales, Diana, which focuses on young people and change, from the power of mentoring to standing up to bullying.
Tessy Ojo CBE, CEO of The Diana Award says:
“We are delighted with the overwhelming response from MP’s to support youth mentoring. We know that mentoring can be life-changing for a young person and enhances their future prospects.
“For a young person without a positive role model in their life, a mentor can be the voice that says ‘you can do it and this is how’ – words they may have never heard before. ”
“I am excited to meet and speak to my mentee and looking forward to discussing her challenges and aspirations.
“Mentoring can be an amazing opportunity to guide and support someone, giving them encouragement and advice to achieve their goals.”