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Urban Synergy Update

Trevor ColeNews

Urban Synergy Update
Mentors and mentees

The mentor resource pool now has an estimated 57 Mentors

    Cohort 1 = 25 mentors completed training on 8th September
    Cohort 2 = 10 mentors started training on 22nd September
    Cohort 3 = 20 mentors to start training on 20th October

Five mentees have now been referred and there are more in the pipeline
Trevor and Gordon have been assigned mentees. Alison and Fay are actively reviewing the three new mentee profiles (one young lady and two young gentlemen) so that they can be matched with suitable mentors shortly.

Paul Lawrence has notified schools alerting them we have mentors waiting for mentees and we have planned meetings with new mentee sources; London Schools and Youth Offending Teams.

Urban Synergy Steering Committee created

Terms of Reference
Initially fortnightly then monthly meetings will be held to review mentoring programme progress.

Funding, New Mentee and Mentor, new client applications , useful resources, company connections for work experience and documentation to add to Website, Urban Synergy Newsletter ,Loss of Mentee / mentor, , Lessons learned, Cohort Leader Report on availability, mentor Issues and successes, Client relationships, new committee members requests

Urban Synergy Steering Group

Public Relations  Claudia, Leila, Trevor, Paul, Dianne,
Events and Funding – Femi, Charmaine, Melanie, Alison,
Cohort leads  Paul, Alison, Fay
Media  Claudia, Diane K, Keysha
Treasurer  Donovan
IT Support  Trevor, Andrew, Rankin
Roles TBD  Gordon, Virgil

Urban Synergy consultants Paul Lawrence and Sonia Meggie

Upcoming Events

    Reuters Diversity event on “Role Models: Are they still relevant to the Wii Generation?” Panel Discussion Monday 15th October 12-2pm
    London Fire Brigade Black History Month Date TBD October after 6pm during the week
    BLINK – Black Link Thursday 11th October. Venue / Time details to follow
    The National Black Womens Network Let’s Talk Business Monday 1st October 2007, 6:30pm  9:30pm, Victoria Thistle Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0SJ

Website www.urbansynergyuk.com

Upcoming Meetings

    Commander Rod Jarman Metropolitan Police on 11th October
    Next Steering Group meeting 17th October to be held at Reuters
    Meeting with mentee sources (School Head teacher, Met Police etc) meeting to be held at Reuters in October