Programmes


Engaging activities that encourage girls to use their voice, embrace their uniqueness and become the best version of themselves.

  • We use the STAR assessment method

Big Sister Programme
for 13-21 year olds


Do you want to feel more confident?
Are you going through a lot of changes at the moment?
Are your studies and education starting to feel overwhelming?
Are you concerned about your next steps?
Do you sometimes lack motivation?
Do you need support with your goals and aspirations?
Do you wish you had someone to talk to who won’t judge you?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above then you need to be part of our Big Sister 1-2-1 Mentoring Programme!
What to expect
Being mentored is like having a friend who looks out for you. A mentor isn’t like a teacher, a parent, or a social worker, they’re just an adult you can talk to.

Our mentors are great because they think it’s important to give young people support and opportunities. They’ll listen, they won’t judge, and they won’t get annoyed. Being mentored is a chance to try new stuff if you want to. Your mentor can help you find more things you’re good at. You might have a particular goal, like coping better with feelings or getting onto a college/ university course. Your mentor can help and will definitely celebrate with you when you succeed.

Ask any questions you have about joining the Big Sister Programme, by filling in our contact form.

Big Sister programme
for parents & carers


How we can help
A mentor can talk to your child about problems that arise and help set future career goals. Having a mentor can raise your child’s self-esteem and could lead to better performance at school. Our Big Sister Programme supports young people in visualising and vocalising their dreams and aspirations. We offer practical strategies to positively change attitudes and behaviours to achieve transformation in the areas which have presented as challenging for them. We provide a bespoke programme which builds upon what the young person recognises as good about themselves. Our approach is always positive. Mentoring isn’t just about talking. We work on building life skills, confidence in social settings, resilience and overcoming difficulties plus so much more. Our programme empowers young people to develop positive peer relationships, deal with peer pressure, and focus more on their own feelings of self-worth.
What to expect

Mentees are offered fortnightly sessions with a Sister2Sister mentor. The sessions are carried out via zoom, telephone or in some instances face-to-face.

Tasks are given to the mentee to support the with their goals and aspirations. Parents are given feedback on their child's progress throughout the programme.

The Big Sister Programme includes online mentoring delivered by highly trained mentors and telephone mentoring services.

The programme is reccomended to parents who want to encouraging their children to have great aspirations for their future or to parents whose children are exhibiting academic difficulties and/or troublesome behaviour.

All our staff are DBS checked.

What can be gained?
  • Improvement in attitude & engagement, encouraging positive behaviour.
  • Development of thinking, communicating and planning skills.
  • Clarity concerning their positive career path and teaching them how to set goal aspirations.
  • Better preparation to navigate their next transition successfully.
  • Improvement in relationships with family, peers & teachers.
  • Motivation, encouragement, and inspiration.
  • Influence and positivity on their life.

Big Sister programme
for parents & carers


How we can help
A mentor can talk to your child about problems that arise and help set future career goals. Having a mentor can raise your child’s self-esteem and could lead to better performance at school. Our Big Sister Programme supports young people in visualising and vocalising their dreams and aspirations. We offer practical strategies to positively change attitudes and behaviours to achieve transformation in the areas which have presented as challenging for them. We provide a bespoke programme which builds upon what the young person recognises as good about themselves. Our approach is always positive. Mentoring isn’t just about talking. We work on building life skills, confidence in social settings, resilience and overcoming difficulties plus so much more. Our programme empowers young people to develop positive peer relationships, deal with peer pressure, and focus more on their own feelings of self-worth.
What to expect

Mentees are offered fortnightly sessions with a Sister2Sister mentor. The sessions are carried out via zoom, telephone or in some instances face-to-face.

Tasks are given to the mentee to support the with their goals and aspirations. Parents are given feedback on their child's progress throughout the programme.

The Big Sister Programme includes online mentoring delivered by highly trained mentors and telephone mentoring services.

The programme is reccomended to parents who want to encouraging their children to have great aspirations for their future or to parents whose children are exhibiting academic difficulties and/or troublesome behaviour.

All our staff are DBS checked.

What can be gained?
  • Improvement in attitude & engagement, encouraging positive behaviour.
  • Development of thinking, communicating and planning skills.
  • Clarity concerning their positive career path and teaching them how to set goal aspirations.
  • Better preparation to navigate their next transition successfully.
  • Improvement in relationships with family, peers & teachers.
  • Motivation, encouragement, and inspiration.
  • Influence and positivity on their life.

Ask any questions you have about enrolling to the Big Sister Programme, by filling in our contact form.

Do you work
within education?


The Education Empowerment Programme
About

Who: Females aged from 13-21, specialising in ethnic minority groups.

Where: Secondary schools, academies, voluntary aided, free-schools, colleges, alternative provision centres and Pupil Referral Units.

What: An 8-week programme delivered face to face or on-line.

Why: Women from lower socio-economic backgrounds (LSEB) suffer a double disadvantage, as not only are they less likely to obtain professional jobs and earn less than their colleagues, they are also more likely to experience downward social mobility more than their male counterparts. A young ethnic minority female lacking in aspiration can have a devasting impact upon her future and social positioning, which in turn may effect generation after generation.

When: Sessions are usually weekly, and the duration is normally an hour. Cohorts of up to 10 students.

Our methods
Students and teaching staff are given both formative and summative feedback on their progress throughout the programme.

Weekly tasks are given with detailed feedback upon submission.

This approach is what we believe will support our females in becoming resilient.

We use a mixture of delivery approaches, these include:
  • Teacher-centred methods
  • Learner-centred methods
  • Content-focused method
  • Interactive/participative methods
What the sessions consist of

Sessions will help students to build the skills necessary to complete their work, manage their time, and respond to challenges. We want to encourage creativity and intellectual curiosity. Independent learning is about pupils being active rather than passive. It is about them working out the answers rather than being told them.

Primarily the programmes will consist of:

  • Discussions
  • Independent work
  • Group work
  • Mini projects
  • Journal writing
  • Guest speakers
  • Workshop style delivery
Topics covered
We have a programme outline but would also like to stress that we have a flexible approach and will always meet the needs of the group.

We also offer full day and ½ day sessions where you can choose specific topics of delivery. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Topics include:
  • Motivation & Aspiration assessment
  • Impact of Covid-19
  • Heritage and Background
  • Barriers & Limitations
  • Self-Reflection
  • Vision boards
  • Goal Setting
  •  Employability

Ask any questions you have about booking the Education Empowerment Programme, by filling in our contact form.

Do you work within
the community?


Community Empowerment Programme
About
Who: Females aged from 13-21, specialising in ethnic minority groups.

Where: Community/Youth centres, Community spaces, community hubs, places of worship, leisure centres, Holiday schemes/clubs.

What: An 8-week programme delivered face to face or on-line.

Why: Women from lower socio-economic backgrounds (LSEB) suffer a double disadvantage, as not only are they less likely to obtain professional jobs and earn less than their colleagues, but they are also more likely to experience downward social mobility more than their male counterparts. A young ethnic minority female lacking in aspiration can have a devasting impact upon her future and social positioning, which in turn may effect generation after generation.

When: Sessions are usually weekly, and the duration is normally an hour. Cohorts of up to 10 students.
What the sessions consist of
Sessions will help students to build the skills necessary to complete their work, manage their time, and respond to challenges. This approach is what we believe will support our females in becoming resilient.

Weekly tasks are given with detailed feedback upon submission. Parents and community staff are given both formative and summative feedback on their progress throughout the programme.

Primarily the programmes will consist of:
  • Discussions
  • Independent work
  • Group work
  • Mini projects
  • Journal writing
  • Guest speakers
  • Workshop style delivery
Topics covered
We have a programme outline but would also like to stress that we have a flexible approach and will always meet the needs of the group.

We also offer full day and ½ day sessions where you can choose specific topics of delivery. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Topics include:
  • Motivation & Aspiration assessment
  • Impact of Covid-19
  •  Heritage and Background
  • Barriers & Limitations
  • Self-Reflection
  • Vision boards
  • Goal Setting
  • Employability

Do you work within
the community?


Community Empowerment Programme
About
Who: Females aged from 13-21, specialising in ethnic minority groups.

Where: Community/Youth centres, Community spaces, community hubs, places of worship, leisure centres, Holiday schemes/clubs.

What: An 8-week programme delivered face to face or on-line.

Why: Women from lower socio-economic backgrounds (LSEB) suffer a double disadvantage, as not only are they less likely to obtain professional jobs and earn less than their colleagues, but they are also more likely to experience downward social mobility more than their male counterparts. A young ethnic minority female lacking in aspiration can have a devasting impact upon her future and social positioning, which in turn may effect generation after generation.

When: Sessions are usually weekly, and the duration is normally an hour. Cohorts of up to 10 students.
What the sessions consist of
Sessions will help students to build the skills necessary to complete their work, manage their time, and respond to challenges. This approach is what we believe will support our females in becoming resilient.

Weekly tasks are given with detailed feedback upon submission. Parents and community staff are given both formative and summative feedback on their progress throughout the programme.

Primarily the programmes will consist of:
  • Discussions
  • Independent work
  • Group work
  • Mini projects
  • Journal writing
  • Guest speakers
  • Workshop style delivery
Topics covered
We have a programme outline but would also like to stress that we have a flexible approach and will always meet the needs of the group.

We also offer full day and ½ day sessions where you can choose specific topics of delivery. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Topics include:
  • Motivation & Aspiration assessment
  • Impact of Covid-19
  •  Heritage and Background
  • Barriers & Limitations
  • Self-Reflection
  • Vision boards
  • Goal Setting
  • Employability

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