Serving Children and the Community through Voluntary Mentoring Relationships: Inaugural Networking Conference of the The Island, York
Friday 13th January, 10.00 – 15.30, York St John University
The Island, a York-based charity established in 2007, offers one-to-one and School-Based Mentoring for children aged between 8-13 years and children with disabilities aged up to 18 years. Given that both organisations are committed to impact the local community through intentionally impacting the lives of vulnerable children in the York area, The Island has established a working partnership with York St John University (YSJU). To celebrate this partnership and to ensure the long-term sustainability, growth and development of The Island’s work, we are excited to announce the Inaugural Networking Conference of the The Island, York, titled: Serving Children and the Community through Voluntary Mentoring Relationships. This event will be opened by the recently-appointed Vice-Chancellor of YSJU, Professor Karen Stanton.
The Island’s three Patrons will deliver Keynote presentations:
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, Founding Patron of The Island and Chancellor of YSJU;
Anne Wafula-Strike MBE, ex-paralympian, author, disability activist and motivational speaker, and;
Professor Robert Garvey, Head of Research, YSJU Business School and international authority on mentoring.
Other activities will include:
- Interactive break- out sessions to discuss specific topics
- One-to-one Mentor-mentee case studies with Q&A
- Overview and analysis of School-Based Mentoring projects
- Time for networking over coffee
Please be aware that a no show without notice of cancellation up to 48 hours before the event will incur a £10 cover charge per delegate.
Please note programme may be subject to change.