Starting Point Monthly Update

It’s been a busy two months at Starting Point since our last update. Check out the list below to see what activities we have taken part in.


11th – Planning meeting for the new Mentoring Hub. – Due to open in autumn this year we are set to have a newly renovated Mentoring Hub at our central offices.

13th – 27th – Weekly Social Groups designed for Starting Point young people to grow in confidence, learn new skills, meet peers and try something new. – This was run in partnership with St Laurence.

19th – 20th – Held interviews for our new Mentoring Lead – This is to meet the significant growth of the project enabling us to mentor more young people. 

25th 26th and 27th– Transition Mentoring at UTC, Cranbury College and Reading Girls School. –


2nd – Partnership Meeting with the leaders of Reading Family Church on of the co-founders and long term supporters of Starting Point.

3rd – Social Group away day at Path Hill. – Making campfires, cooking campfire pizza.

10th – Talk at the local VISA offices. A chance to share about the impact Starting Point has the lives of young people. 

11th – Young Person and the Project Manager did a day’s volunteering together at a local community garden. This was with TVC (The conservation volunteers)

15th – Keren Newnham, our new Mentoring Lead started. Find out more about Keren

26th – Mock Interviews – We held mock interviews for 2 young people. This was an opportunity for them to develop their interview skills and grow in confidence. The feedback from these interviews is then worked on with their mentor.

Thank you to all involved in the activities above.

We’ll be back with another update in July, so stay tuned!

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