The National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco have developed and managed the MentorPower Programme which is a project which offers mentoring services to young persons who are homeless or those lack the support of a family.
The MentorPower Programme is helping vulnerable young persons to discover more about themselves and their environment and to follow a path of higher achievement and stability.
Research shows that mentoring programmes are associated with positive behavioural outcomes and are an effective tool to assist in positive youth development and to encourage social adjustment and improved personal outcomes. Mentors support and guide the homeless young person in managing their future to become self-sufficient and to live independently in the community.
Through the Erasmus+ EU Funding Programme, the National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends and its partners: Osanna Pia Home; Zdruzenie exallievov Don Bosco na Slovensku – Slovakia; Cunamh Teo (Salesians of Don Bosco) – Ireland; Centro di Fraternita Exallievi di Don Bosco – Alberto Marvelli – Italy; and Confederacion Nacional de Antiguos and Alumnos y Antiguas Alumnas de Don Bosco Asociacion – Spain have developed a Handbook and Training guide for mentoring young people who are homeless or lack the support of their family. These two publications are the result of research and sharing of experiences of working with young homeless people and using the power of mentoring as way to reach out to these vulnerable group of young people.
These publications may be viewed and downloaded from our MentorPower section in our document repository .
To learn about the MentorPower Programme or if you wish to become a Volunteer Mentor, you may contact us using the contact us form on this page.