Become a Futures mentor
If bright children from poor families had the same support to achieve as others, four in ten would go to a top university – today only one in ten make it.
Could you mentor a young person in your community and help them achieve their dreams of studying in a top university?
Becoming a Futures mentor is a truly rewarding experience that will connect you with pupils at a crucial time in their lives: the year of their university application.
You will guide and support two sixth-form pupils to make choices about their future so they can make high-quality, well-informed university applications.
Watch our video about mentoring
Who can help?
- Futures mentors should be part of the Teach First community – ambassadors, participants, partners or employees.
- It doesn’t matter if you are working in a school, a business or a charity – if you have ever applied to university you have something to offer a young person who hasn’t.
How much time do I need?
- It only takes 10-15 minutes to apply.
- Once you become a mentor, you will meet with your mentees for one to two hours once every six weeks.
As a mentor you will:
- Work with and make a real difference for two inspirational young people from your local area.
- Help your mentees with UCAS applications, support them to plan their goals, and keep them inspired through the tough times.
- Develop skills in coaching, communication and organisation.
- Have high-quality training and personal support from our team.
- Meet a network of other like-minded mentors.
- Have a rewarding experience helping to address inequality in education.