One-to-one support and guidance 

Our youth mentoring programme aims to give every young person the chance to make a positive change in their lives.

Sport 4 Life UK mentors provide a safe, nurturing space to help you build confidence, gain qualifications, get a career and find your purpose.


What is mentoring for young people?

Mentors at Sport 4 Life are qualified, positive role models who can help you build the self-confidence needed to tackle life’s challenges head-on.

Our mentors work on a one-to-one basis to help you find your purpose and achieve your goals. Our programmes include:

  • 12-months of tailored support
  • Personalised action plans
  • Employability workshops
  • Community-based volunteering

Our aim is to boost your confidence, help you gain qualifications, get a career and start earning money.

Youth mentoring programmes

Mentoring for 18-29 year olds

Our qualified mentors will help you set clear, achievable targets to help you secure the job you want or move into the education you enjoy. Our programmes include:

  • One-to-one support and advice
  • Personalised action plan
  • Employability workshops
  • Eligible for £50 bursary and travel support

We also offer continued support for up to 12-months post progression (after you find a job or move into education) to ensure your outcomes are sustained. This is not just a ‘short-term fix’.

Mentoring for 11-17 year olds

We understand the value of high quality careers information, advice and guidance. Our school support can help improve attainment, attendance, behaviour, engagement and knowledge around their options post education.

  • 59% of students improved attainment
  • 51% of students improved their attendance
  • 78% of students improved their behaviour and engagement in lessons
  • 81% of students improved at least one of the above

We work with schools to provide one-to-one mentoring, employability workshops and Sports/Dance Leadership qualifications.

teacher delivering career services in secondary school to three young students

Community-based mentoring

66% of young people have reported that COVID had significantly disrupted their learning.

Our community mentoring is designed for young people aged 11-17 who need additional one-to-one support. This can include young people who:

  • are not always attending school;
  • need support to engage with education, or
  • want to work with a mentor to achieve their goals.

We work with schools, parents and guardians to provide a safe, nurturing space and help each young person achieve their goals.

Young person in the classroom

giving you the confidence and skills you need to move into sustained education, employment or training

Frequently asked questions


Our mentors work one-on-one to help you find your purpose and achieve your goals, so each person gets a totally unique experience.

At the end of the day, our aim is to boost your confidence, help you gain qualifications, get a career and start earning money.
Sport 4 Life provides you with the resources and skills needed to help you secure a job.

Our mentors will help you with job searching, updating your CV, interview skill and support throughout the recruitment process.
Our aim is to support every young person to achieve their goals, whether that be finding work, nailing job interviews or returning to education.
Sport is just one of the many sectors we can help you with!

Sport 4 Life UK work with a range of partners across various industries. These industries include construction, hospitality, security and sports.
Our mentors can meet you where you feel most comfortable.

Typically, we meet young people at Job Centres, the Sport 4 Life UK Office in Digbeth Birmingham, libraries, and coffee shops.

How we help

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Employability skills

Get job ready! Get support with CV writing, interview techniques and tips, career pathway advice, and mock interviews.

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Level up and improve your chances of moving into further education and employment with the help of our online and in-person courses and qualifications.

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School support

Our career services for secondary schools have been proven to increase attainment, attendance, positive behaviour, engagement and increase aspirations.

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Sports sessions

Our sports sessions support young people to stay active, develop life skills and meet new people.

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We want to give every young person we work with the chance to make a positive change in their lives

“I’ve been working with my mentor Hannah for a few months now and she’s been a pleasure to work with. She’s been nothing but kind, patient, understanding and supportive and clearly dedicated to improving the lives of young people within the community.”