The Duke of Sussex will attend The Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit
Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
The Duke of Sussex will attend The Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit at Banking Hall on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.
The UK’s first National Youth Mentoring Summit will bring together young people, sector leaders and industry experts alongside business professionals and government officials to shine a light on mentoring. The summit will aim to redefine the conversation around mentoring and its potential to change trajectories for young people, businesses and communities.
The Diana Award recognises that mentoring is fundamental to breaking down the barriers of social mobility in the lives of vulnerable young people and can help them develop the practical skills that they need in order to achieve their goals. Through its summit The Diana Award aims to promote the benefits of making high quality mentoring programmes accessible to all and break the stereotypical view of who a mentor can be. Guests attending will have the opportunity to hear from young people whose lives have been changed through mentoring and the impact this can have on the local and global community.
The Duke believes that every child should be given the opportunity and support they need to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or situation. Through a programme of public and private visits, His Royal Highness regularly supports projects that enable children from disadvantaged backgrounds to build their skills and confidence.
On arrival The Duke will meet with young people who will share their experiences of being mentees and meet with representatives from organisations who have seen the business benefits of becoming mentors. His Royal Highness will then listen to a panel discussion on the real-life barriers young people encounter and the role of businesses in shaping communities through mentoring. The Duke will then deliver remarks.
The Diana Award was set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. The charity fosters, develops and inspires positive change in the lives of young people through three key programmes which include; a mentoring programme for young people at risk, a youth-led anti-bullying ambassadors campaign and a prestigious award which publicly recognises young people – The Diana Award.
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