Founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales, Mosaic focuses on connecting young people from hard-to-reach disadvantaged communities to relatable role models to help increase their confidence and improve their chances of fulfilling their potential.
In the context of promoting social integration and cohesion, Mosaic seeks to improve young people’s resilience and facilitate the creation of a new generation of role models.
MKIAC have been partners for over five years (see video link) in delivering Secondary School programmes through effective mentoring that can boost participants’ aspirations, confidence, self-belief and motivation. Crucially, mentoring programmes enhance participants ‘soft skills- personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimistic outlook – which are increasingly important for success at school and in the current job market.
Mentors work with a small group of students aged 11 -18 years old to raise their aspirations and provide them with the life skills to achieve success, with an approximate commitment of 16 hours per academic year (2-3 sessions per term).