Mentoring

Our team regularly give their time and expertise to sponsor our clients and friends in their impressive endeavours for good causes. We especially love helping young people, so we actively get involved in supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs and student interns at both Sheffield Hallam University and the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, guest speaking and connecting them with the media. We are proud to have been nominated finalist and winner of the Student Employer of the Year Award in Sheffield for the past three years running, winning in 2016!

Keep Your Fork also informally mentor several charity and social enterprise chief executives and Faye, Keep Your Fork Managing Director, founded the award-winning Sheffield Media Hub, which connects the faith sector with the media.

“Your enthusiasm, dedication and your passion to make me succeed was amazing. It would not have been possible to achieve a place in the final of Enterprise Challenge at SHU without you !” Roxana Whiteman, Graduate Nurse

Help a young person in your community achieve a brighter future

Remember that one person who took a chance on you, helped you to unlock your potential and raised your aspirations? How did their support help you get to where you are today?

Young people are 67% less likely to get a job when they leave school in the absence of a positive role model in their lives. 

The Diana Award, are looking for individuals or teams of employees to act as positive role models to young people in schools across Sheffield City Region (including Rotherham, Doncaster and Stocksbridge), Leeds City Region, York and Birmingham.

Supported by HRH Prince Harry, The Diana Award's Mentoring Programme pairs groups of students with volunteers from the world of work. Our volunteer mentors pass on invaluable career skills, give students an insight into their world of work and support them to deliver a community project. Businesses who are involved in the programme receive free skills training for employees involved, partnership opportunities and coverage on our online channels.

If you believe you could be a positive role model to a young person in your community and want to find out more about how you and your business can get involved, get in touch with our Sheffield Project Coordinator, Michelle Leeder: michelle.leeder@diana-award.org.uk, 011 4241 2792 or forward this page onto the relevant member of staff.

Unable to get involved yourself, but know a colleague or friend who would make a great mentor? Help us spread the word and forward this page onto them!

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