in Schools

CROPS Mentoring has a vision to see this generation transformed through mentoring.

Welcome to CROPS Mentoring

We passionately believe in changing the lives of young people through mentoring. Please watch the video below that describes the project.

Facts and Figures

  • 1 in 10 or at least 3 young people in every class has a behavioural or emotional difficulty (Green, et al., 2005).
  • In an average classroom: 10 young people will have witnessed their parents separate; 1 will have experienced the death of a parent, and 7 will have been bullied (Faulkner, 2011).
  • 1 in 4 young people of secondary school age will have been severely neglected, physically attacked or even sexually abused at some point in their lives (NSPCC, 2011).

How does CROPS mentoring work?

CROPS Mentoring recruits, trains and supervises volunteer mentors who wish to help young people in local secondary schools who are going through difficult periods of their lives

Local secondary schools identify students who are facing difficult circumstances and together we arrange for a CROPS mentor to support them in school.

Our mentors meet up with the student once a week, in their school and support them to work through the issues they are facing.

Our mentors work closely with the school’s student support departments providing feedback and progress reports. We work together with the school and follow school procedures for safeguarding and disclosure.

I love coming to these sessions as I can be myself
Thank you, you have really helped me, none of this would have happened without your help."
Pupils who have been mentored

Who are our mentors?

Our mentors are trained and DBS checked volunteers from the local community who care about the lives of young people. They give a minimum of 1 hour a week to volunteer with us.

Our mentors are supervised by an experienced mentoring coordinator who provides support and resources to help the mentors make the most of their volunteering.

I am interested in CROPS mentors coming into our school

Find out how
CROPS mentors have worked with small groups and individual students to develop positive self-image which has helped our students in a variety of ways
Sally Roddis – Nene Park Academy

Chris Wild

Chris Wild is the Mentoring Lead for CROPS. Chris has 20 years experience working with young people and volunteers in schools, churches and charities in the Peterborough area. Two of his previous roles focused heavily on mentoring in school and community settings.

Mentoring is a tremendous privilege. It is a chance to LISTEN TO, support and ‘get alongside’ a young person at a difficult time in their lives
CROPS Mentor

Want to get involved?
Sound exciting? Find out more about becoming a volunteer mentor or donate to the project

I’d like to become a volunteer mentor I’d like to give to this project