Brightside is a social mobility charity, creating inspirational mentoring relationships which help young people make confident and informed decisions about their future. We work in every region of England and have mentored over 100,000 young people since 2003.
We use our years of experience as the UK’s leading social enterprise for online mentoring to help organisations identify, reach and inspire young people. We find and train the best mentors, connect them with young people, and support them as they work together through our award-winning online programmes. Our mentoring introduces young people to opportunities from employers and universities so they can develop the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed. Our mentors get the satisfaction of making a real, positive difference to somebody else’s life.
I am now studying a postgraduate degree in Medical and Molecular Biosciences. I was very nervous about going to university, as I was the first in my immediate family to do so, but my mentor really set my mind at ease about the whole experience. Mentoring showed me that I could do absolutely anything that I wanted, if I wanted to go to university, then I could. I think that if I hadn't completed the scheme I probably wouldn't be where I am now.