Advertisement 87
Advertisement 323
mentee mentor
Advertisement 219

The Stubbs/Diamond Police Youth Clubs launched the 2nd edition of their mentorship programme on March 8, International Women’s Day.

The launch was celebrated under the theme, “A part to play realising my potential and heard remarks from Sergeant Stephen Billy, national coordinator of the Police Youth Clubs, Superintendent of Police Junior Simmons, Sangreta Samuel, assistant youth officer in the Ministry of National Mobilisation and Yoland London, coordinator of the Stubbs/Diamond Police Youth Clubs.

London said the club’s first mentorship programme – male-male mentoring, started in February 2023, ran for one year and saw 14 secondary and college students enrolling.

“Although the official life of that program ended in February 2024, there is evidence that great bonds and relationships were formed and this can be seen through continued mentor-to-mentee interactions,” she said.

London said the first batch encountered minor challenges, resulting in the replacement of one mentor but was a success.

Advertisement 21

“Based on the findings of the programme evaluation, we can confidently say that the programme has fulfilled its objectives and was a resounding success,” London said.

The 2nd edition of the program is female-to-female and features 11 female mentees attending secondary school being attached to 11 female mentors.

London expressed her thanks to the mentors for agreeing to be part of the programme and urged the mentees to embrace and enjoy the journey even when it comes with “tough love”.

The program will run for one year and will be evaluated quarterly.