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The Girls Network

Inspirational charity The Girls Network launch continued partnership with Ninestiles, An Academy

 

Thursday 23rd September saw the launch of The Girls Network’s continued partnership with Ninestiles, An Academy.  The Girls’ Network partners with secondary schools and colleges across Greater London, Sussex, Portsmouth, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, the North East, Tees Valley and Liverpool City Region, to match girls aged 14-19 with a volunteer mentor who is a woman. 

 

All their mentors go through an application process and are trained by them in mentoring and safeguarding.  Once girls complete their year-long mentoring journey, they graduate and access membership to a lifelong Ambassador Programme.

 

This spring, two Year 10 students, 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.

 

Principal Alex Hughes said:

“I am delighted that The Girls’ Network is 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.”