Mentor success as The Girls Network steps in to help students - The Solihull Observer

Mentor success as The Girls Network steps in to help students

Solihull Editorial 1st Oct, 2021   0

THE Girls Network’s has reaffirmed its partnership with Ninestiles School in Acocks Green part of the Summit Learning Trust.

The Girls Network partners with secondary schools and colleges across the UK’s city regions to match girls aged 14 to 19 with a volunteer mentor who is a woman.

Once girls complete their year-long mentoring journey, they graduate and access membership to a lifelong Ambassador Programme.

This year, two Year 10 students at Ninestiles who had been provided with mentors by The Girls Network were guest speakers at a virtual event with Birmingham City University.

The girls discussed their experience with The Girls’ Network Mentorship Programme and shared how their mentors have helped them. They said they had learnt how to write professional emails, try new and different things and had their self-confidence boosted.

Alex Hughes, Principal at Ninestiles, said: “I am delighted that The Girls Network are working with Ninestiles again, their offer to young girls is invaluable and it’s great to see how much participants gain from spending time with an inspiring female professional.”

Vince Green, education director at Summit Learning Trust said: “Everyone at Summit Learning Trust is so grateful to the excellent volunteers from The Girls Network for giving their time to help inspire the next generation of girls to follow their professional ambitions.”

The Summit Learning Trust includes four primary and three secondary schools and the 6th Form College, Solihull.

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