Serving Children and the Community through Voluntary Mentoring Relationships: Inaugural Networking Conference of the The Island, York
Friday 13th January 2017, 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 Vice-Chancellor of YSJU, Professor Karen Stanton.
Proposed Conference Programme
9.30-10.00am: Registration and Coffee
10.00-10.10am: Welcome and Introduction by Geraldine Caswell (and Nigel Poulton) of The Island
10.10-10.15am: Short Address by Professor Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor, York St John University to officially open the event
10.15-10.55am: Keynote Lecture 1: Professor Bob Garvey, international authority on mentoring
10.55-11.30am: Open networking during coffee and biscuits
11.30-12.15am: School-Based Mentoring Projects, Sally Calees and Andy Herbert
12.15-12.40pm: Interactive Break-Out Seminar 1 (delegates choose which to attend): (i) School-Based Mentoring led by Sally Calees and Mentors and Mentees (ii) Mentoring Young Adults with Disabilities, 14-18yrs led by Jess Haslam and Anne Wafula Strike MBE, and (iii) Mentoring Vulnerable Children 8-13yrs, a number of staff/trustees and Prof Bob Garvey (and mentors/mentees).
12.40-1.40pm: Lunch and Networking
1.40-2.10pm: Keynote Lecture 1: Anne-Wafula Strike MBE
2.10-2.35pm: Interactive Break-Out Seminar 2 (as above)
2.35-2.50pm: Ongoing Research on The Island’s Work: Dr Poppy Nash and Dr Rachel Morris
2.50-3.05pm: Closing Remarks (summing up and thanks etc.) and final questions (delegates will be reminded of information in delegate pack allowing them to connect with and fund The Island)
3.05-3.30pm: Open networking while having coffee and biscuits
END OF CONFERENCE
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.