Mentoring young people

From the earliest days of Fly Higher Coaching, our coach / mentors have been involved in mentoring young people, as well as equipping other adult volunteers who share a heart for encouraging and supporting teenagers in this way.     


Alison Bennett, Founder and Lead Coach at Fly Higher Coaching, played a key role in setting up and running a team of volunteer mentors who provide weekly mentoring support to young people identified through local secondary schools in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. This scheme has been running for several years and provides consistent, long term, positive input to individual young people.  Whilst Alison still volunteers in this work, and regularly trains and equips new mentors, the scheme is now co-ordinated by Wiltshire YFC.


 All of our coaches have a heart for young people and experience in coach/ mentoring the younger generation. Our range of experience includes support those who want to

  • Develop self confidence & positivity
  • Improve interpersonal skills & relationships with others
  • Gain clarity about future career direction & success in job search and selection processes
  • Become confident and skilled in presenting themselves

Cme-Colour profiling

This tool can help our young people recognise how they and others act differently, allowing them to understand people and work together effectively. You can create your own profile here

Let's hear from some young people

Georgia, aged 17

"Whilst doing work experience with Alison she gave me an hour example coaching session. This was an eye opening experience, which allowed me to reflect on my problems in completely different ways. Alison is a great listener and whilst being highly supportive, aids to challenge you and uncover the roots of your problem. She has encouraged me to think more positively and has given me different methods of approaching situations. I am extremely grateful for her help as it has given me insight into a deeper level of thinking and I am extremely optimistic about dealing with any issues in the future, I never imagined that just an hour session would be this useful. Thankyou!"

Partnering with Wiltshire YFC