2012 - 2013 Project: Durham Youth for Christ

Elvet Methodist Church supports a different project each year, alternating between local projects, and overseas projects.

In 2012 - 2013 we supported Durham Youth for Christ - Mentoring Scheme. 

Projects supported in other years are:

Durham Youth for Christ - Mentoring Scheme

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For 2012-2013, Elvet Methodist Church worked with Durham Youth for Christ on their Mentoring Scheme.  Over the year we raised just over £18,000.

Based in Gilesgate; the scheme works with young people at risk of engaging in crime.

It offers "at risk" young people the opportunity to meet with a supportive volunteer mentor each week. Mentors listen to their concerns and offer them support.

For these young people, who often live complex and chaotic lives, the presence of a consistent, positive adult can have a great effect and can enable young people to believe in themselves and their potential to achieve.

The mentoring scheme is designed to raise the aspirations of young people, challenge their behaviour and raise their self-esteem.

Volunteers act as positive role models and provide young people with relevant alternatives to offending behaviour. They are looking to increase their funding to enable them to work with more young people. They would also like to increase partnerships with local churches.

The mentoring scheme addresses four of the biggest factors leading to offending behaviour in young people:

Durham Youth for Christ work closely with related organisations by putting young people in touch with support agencies.

You can still support this project by volunteering as a mentor.

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