What we do

We connect young people with inspiring mentors to help them make confident and informed decisions about their future.

We are pioneers in online mentoring with twenty years’ experience of using technology to have a positive impact on young people.

Why we do it

People in professional jobs, privileged vs working class

62% of people in professional jobs in England are from privileged backgrounds, compared to 39% from working class backgrounds.

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The most advantaged pupils were more than twice as likely to go to HE than the most disadvantaged pupils in the UK. (source)

How it works

We design and run programmes, recruit and train volunteers, and facilitate meaningful conversations between mentors and mentees.

We collaborate with partners (including schools and employers) to deliver mentoring programmes through our safe, secure and safeguarded online platform.

Mentee stories

Rano’s story

I knew I wanted to be a lawyer but I was concerned about the workload. My mentor was a working lawyer, so not only gave me advice about my UCAS application and interview questions, but also reassured me that you don’t need to overwork yourself to be successful. He told me about his personal experience of finding balance and saying no, and reminded me how important enjoying your free time is.

Matas’s story

Online mentoring changed my life. I wouldn’t have been successful in getting my law apprenticeship if it hadn’t been for Gareth, my mentor.  

Caitlin’s story

My mentor was lovely; we bonded over our pets and that made me feel more connected to her. She made me feel calmer about applying via UCAS and the interviews process. It was so easy to talk to her because she’s not much older than me.

Khadija’s story

From my perspective, the biggest challenge facing young people today is deciding what career path to go down. Between Year 8 and Year 10 I changed my mine five times; I wanted to be a detective, zoologist, chef, doctor and lawyer.

Elisha’s story

My GCSEs were during the pandemic, so when it came to sit my A Levels, I hadn’t done exams before. It was really stressful. But thankfully, my Brightside mentor gave me lots of good advice. He was reassuring and told me to sit for a minute then do the best I could.  

Tahmina’s story

If I had to describe my mentor in one word, I’d say amazing. She did the same A Levels as me so she also sent me her notes from Chemistry which were amazing; I’m still using them.

I found mentoring to be a positive experience: it made me feel more confident and it was really rewarding. I loved feeling like I was making a difference.

Laura, Mentor

Partner with us

There are lots of different ways you can partner with us to help young people make confident and informed decisions.

Contact us

Get in touch with our programmes team to find out more