In collaboration with South Kerry Development Partnership,North East and West Kerry Development and Family and Community Resource Centres, Mentors are reaching into local communities to provide support and information on the education system and access and progression options.
Cork Learning Neighbourhoods are a pivotal community partner. A pillar of the UNESCO Cork Learning City, the Learning Neighbourhoods initiative espouses an ongoing commitment to learning and providing inclusive and diverse learning opportunities through partnership and collaboration. Each Neighbourhood nominated community members to complete the CPD Certificate in Community Based Mentoring.Mentors are now supporting community members through community volunteering and / or in their respective work settings
- Mentors in Togher together with the local Learning Neighbourhood steering group produced a valuable community resource –Togher Places of Learning Directory.
- In Mayfield Learning Neighbourhood the Mentor operates a weekly drop-in facility in a community project.