Welcome to SHINE Mentoring

SHINE Mentoring is a volunteer-led charity operating five mentoring programmes to primary schools in the London Boroughs of Southwark. The programmes have shown that providing university student mentors enhances the learning and development of children through proactive support and positive role models.

Since the programmes started in 2004:

  • 1,000 children aged 9-11 years old have received targeted one-on-one support from a university student mentor.
  • 1,250 volunteers have been recruited, trained and supported as SHINE mentors.
  • SHINE has gained recognition on a regional and national level being awarded two Student Volunteering England Gold Awards and a Southwark Community Contribution Award.
  • 12 organisations have shown their support for SHINE through the award of grant funding.

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