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Starting Point RDG
A mentoring and work experience placement service for people aged 16-25 who are currently not in education, employment or training.
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Starting Point RDG Nov 20
// Jenny's lockdown Story // "This lockdown has taught me that mentoring isn’t solely about ‘the work’ but also about the relationship and we have built a much better relationship as a result". Read her full story here:
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Starting Point RDG Oct 8
My Starting Point Story - Calum "Starting Point was a great experience for me and was exactly what I needed... They truly cared and wanted me to succeed. They made me feel valued". To read Calum's full story click here...
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Starting Point RDG Oct 5
"Mentoring has not only been transformational for my mentee but also for me". Get involved!
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Starting Point RDG Sep 28
In need of some we love this quote from Jack a young person we mentor. Can you offer an hour a week to join us in supporting local young people? We'd love to hear from you!
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Starting Point RDG Sep 14
ROC are bringing together young people across the Reading area in conversation about their community and the effects of violent crime. There will be a "Wish You Were Here..." create competition with prizes awarded for the most expressive creations.
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SEGRO plc Sep 9
The SEGRO Centenary Fund has enabled @StartingPointRDg to recruit another 20 volunteer mentors and match them to 20-30 young people. Hear more about how @StartingPointRDG is creating opportunities for young people in the latest episode.
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Starting Point RDG Sep 10
We're in need of volunteer mentors! In just one week we have received 20 new referrals! Are you able to offer an hour each week to help transform a young persons life? Get in touch with us!
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Starting Point RDG Sep 4
ITS FRIDAY! Why not take sometime this weekend to consider getting a mentor or volunteering as a mentor with us? Contact us for more information.
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Starting Point RDG Aug 24
// VOLUNTEER AS A MENTOR // Are you able to offer 1 hour a week to provide both practical support and a listening ear?
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Starting Point RDG Aug 19
Prior to Covid-19, 1/10 young people aged 15-25 were not in any form of education, employment training. Due to recent events the unemployment rate for young people is expected to rise significantly. What does the future look like for these young people?
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Starting Point RDG Aug 17
We love this quote from a young lad we have mentored through our Advance programme which mentors young people aged 11-19 who are ‘at risk’ of exclusion or of becoming NEET upon leaving education.
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Starting Point RDG Aug 10
We are passionate about enabling the transformation in the lives of young people who face disadvantage. We believe by taking a genuine interest and getting alongside a young person we will see lasting transformation. Why not mentor with us and work with us by enabling change.
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Starting Point RDG Aug 4
One of our funders Longleigh showcasing our lockdown story, check it out!
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Starting Point RDG Jul 23
// KATYA'S LOCKDOWN STORY // "Fear, uncertainty, confusion are just some of what my mentee was experiencing when COVID hit and lockdown was enforced..." To read the full story head over to our website:
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Starting Point RDG Jul 17
// THANK YOU SEGRO // We are passionate about thanking those who support Starting Point. have generously given financially to Starting Point through their Centenary Fund. Your generosity and support will enable the project to reach more young people.
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Starting Point RDG Jul 9
We have just started sending out quarterly newsletters. Which highlight stories from young people and mentors, as well as informing you on our latest news and updates. To receive these updates sign up here:
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Starting Point RDG Jun 29
getting you down? We love this quote from a young person we mentor. To make a referral or to become a mentor get in touch with us today:
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Starting Point RDG Jun 24
We seek to enable every young person to make and sustain positive change on their journey to achieving their aspirations. To make a referral, volunteer as a mentor or to connect your businesses, contact us via our website today
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Starting Point RDG Jun 18
20% of young people we mentored in 2019 accessed short term opportunities. Including mock interviews, training courses and social groups. To volunteer as a mentor or to make a referral contact us via our website:
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Starting Point RDG Jun 16
// Introducing the Mentoring Toolbox // Starting Point’s Mentoring Toolbox provides resources that enables our mentors to equip the young people they are working with to help them move forward.
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