About Urban Synergy

Created in 2007, Urban Synergy is an award winning early intervention mentoring charity that helps over 1,000 young people between 11-18 years of age reach their full potential through outcome focused mentoring programmes and inspirational seminars.

These programmes utilise individuals from a variety of professions who voluntarily offer young people (mentees) support, guidance and encouragement to achieve their best. The charity believes that high profile role models from all walks of life can make a positive difference to a young person’s life and in a relatively short amount of time, Urban Synergy has become a dynamic force for positive change.

Inspirational Seminars

Inspirational Seminars

Introducing positive Role Models to schools to share life stories and speed mentoring.
 

1-2-1 Mentoring

1-2-1 Mentoring

Our programme lasts 1 year and pairs each young person with a trained volunteer mentor

Work Experience

Work Experience

Offering young people valuable prestigious work experience.
 

1-2-1 Mentoring

Our programme lasts 1 year and pairs each young person with a trained volunteer mentor

Inspirational Seminars

Introducing positive Role Models to schools to share life stories and speed mentoring

Work Experience

Offering young people valuable prestigious work experience

We believe...

  • That young people of all circumstances can succeed and achieve their potential with the help and support of role models.
  • High profile role models from all walks of life can make a positive difference to a young person’s life and in a relatively short amount of time.
  • We can shape young people’s aspirations and help them realise their potential through mentoring.
  • A structured and trusting relationship will bring young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing their competence and character.
  • Providing outcome focused early intervention mentoring programmes for young people with the greatest need, we can assist them in receiving support and guidance from a mentor; improve their academic performance; improve interpersonal relationships between young people and their peers, teachers, other adults, family members, and future employers; reduce the dropout rate of young people; and reduce juvenile delinquency and involvement in gangs.
To equip young people with valuable life skills and experiences so they are empowered to become confident, independent and ultimately successful, positive contributors to their community and wider society.

We are committed to helping to motivate young people to reach their full potential by offering support, advice and encouragement so they achieve to be the best that they can be.

We aim to create a long lasting support network within the young referred person’s local community and inspire and motivate all those who are involved in our initiatives giving them the opportunity to focus on personal and social development.

Our immediate vision is to recruit a full-time resource so we can grow and expand our pool of mentors to reach more than 1000 young people who have been referred to our service. Our 5-year vision is that we will have expanded our coverage neighbouring South East London boroughs.

By 2020, Urban Synergy will be running across London and have a track record of stable growth. The charity will have built its reputation on outcome focused mentoring that results in the development of high achieving mentees.

Our long term aim is to have a strong presence in London and have a franchiseable model to launch regional Urban Synergy networks in other cities across the UK and internationally to meet the needs of young people and be a recognised authority on Mentoring policy (a Think Tank).

  • To combat negative stereotypes by creating a mentor resource pool made up of successful people within the community;
  • Assist children that need additional support and attention to inspire them to move forward;
  • Extend pupil knowledge and understanding of possible career pathways
  • Keep young people in education or employment until GCSE and sustained employment;
  • Improve Social Mobility through either employment or academic experience;
  • Generate positive media stories to counteract perception (at a minimum 3 positive stories / annum)
  • Give young people experiences that provide them with the security to make positive decisions in terms of education or employment.