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TheBrightsideTrust.org

The UK's leading mentoring charity - our opinion as well as theirs. Providing mentors to provide the support and connections that young people need to make good career and university course decisions.

"Faced with important choices about their education and careers, young people are always full of questions. But parents and teachers don’t always have the right experience of different careers themselves. Far better to speak to those who have the answers because they’ve been there  – undergraduates who can prepare young people for university, engineers who can help them explore different routes into industry or doctors who can tell them what working in a hospital is really like. The question is how to get in touch with them in the first place?

That’s where Brightside steps in. We recruit mentors from many different professions, employers and universities who act as inspiring role models and help young people unlock their own talents. Our unique online mentoring system allows us to connect young people with mentors with whom they communicate in a safe, secure and moderated environment.

All Brightside mentors are fully trained and DBS-checked, and our structured mentoring programmes provide young people with both a trusted source of information and the encouragement they need to achieve their ambitions. We currently support over 15,000 young people a year through mentoring, with nearly two million a year more visiting our free online resources about education and careers at http://www.brightknowledge.org/"

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