Le Chéile Mentoring: 2021 Annual Report
Le Cheile Mentoring; 2021 in numbers.
- Over 180 young people and 103 parents/carers supported
- 2,085 mentoring sessions
- 62% of young people maintaining a crime free life and 69% using their time positively and improving their choices/behaviour
- 2 new innovative programmes
- 251 volunteers committing their time to supporting their communities.
The 2021 Annual Report of Le Chéile Mentoring is now published and available to read online.
Like everybody, Le Chéile experienced a year like no other in 2021. It was a tough year for vulnerable young people and for families, especially during the various lockdowns. We responded by doing everything we could to keep mentoring going, supporting young people and families in innovative ways and keeping connected with our volunteer mentors.
There are many highlights which we are proud of but we are particularly proud to have supported over 180 young people and 103 parents/carers through mentoring, Restorative Justice and parenting programmes.
Olivia Keaveney, Deputy Director of the Probation Service commented:
Le Chéile works in partnership with the Probation Service, providing volunteer led mentoring services to young people who are subject to supervision and to their parents. Mentoring uniquely brings about a positive change in the lives of these young people by providing them with new experiences, developing their social skills and building their connection to their local community. Le Chéile supports desistance from offending by inspiring young people with hope for their futures and thereby creating safer communities.
As our name suggests, our collective impact is greater and more effective than anything we could achieve on our own and so we would like to thank our partner agencies for their support and collaboration during 2021, including the Probation Service, Oberstown Child Detention Campus, Crosscare, Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Service and Archways.
Click here to read our 2021 Annual Report