Youth mentors sought to help make seaside town one of Britain’s safest and kindest places to live

By Good News Post

Mentors are being sought to help young people flourish, bring hope and make Weston-super-Mare in Somerset a kinder and safer place to live

ROC WSM aims to build safer and kinder communities in Weston-super-Mare and Worle over the years to come.

Now they have received thousands of pounds in funding to put a coordinator in place to recruit mentors from across the town. They now need 20 mentors for families and young people and want people to get in touch.

An ‘Open House Zoom’ event will be held on Tuesday 3rd November at 6:30pm for anyone interested.

It comes on the back of £4,000 from the North Somerset Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) fund to use for new initiatives that will help tackle, prevent and reduce the harmful impact of violence in our communities.

ROC Leaders Dave and Penny Hynds, pictured on the Grand Pier in Weston, said: “This is really exciting news. We are delighted that we have now recruited an ROC Mentor Coordinator.

“We believe that together we can really make Weston-super-Mare one of the safest and kindest communities in Britain. Mentoring young people and families is a key part of this.”

Coordinator Sian said: “As a mentor you will work with young people and their families through difficult times, and with goal-focussed mentoring you will help them explore their strengths and try new things. 

“You will get full training and support. The vision is to see young people flourish.”

For more information and to register your details contact Daveandpennyroc@gmail.com

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