School Programmes

Supporting attendance, attainment and behaviour to ensure young people can make the most of their opportunities

Youth Specialists

Our Youth Specialist Programme places fully qualified youth work professionals into secondary schools on a full-time basis.  The Youth Specialists become embedded within the school community and are well placed to identify at-risk young people.   Students can self-refer or be referred by school staff, parents, police or other agencies.   The Youth Specialists assess each case then enrol the young people on one or more of the following:

  • One-to-one mentoring sessions
  • Group work
  • Support groups
  • Summer outdoor activities
  • Youth Development Board (a team of young people at the heart of Eikon’s decision making)

Eikon currently operates the Youth Specialist Programme at the following locations:

We are extremely grateful to those funders who specifically support these projects and would like to give special thanks to the following:

  • The ExPat Foundation – Supporting the Youth Specialist Programme at Three Rivers Academy
  • The Walton Charity – Supporting the Youth Specialist Programme at Three Rivers Academy
  • Guildford Poyle Charities – Supporting the Youth Specialist Programme at Kings College Guildford
  • St Faith’s Trust – Supporting the Youth Specialist Programme at Fullbrook School

Me and my husband have noticed such positive changed in ‘Ron’ at home. He seems happier and more confident. We are very grateful for the support Eikon has given him. He seems like a new person.


Our volunteer mentors are able to offer support and form a positive one to one relationship with young people who may be experiencing difficulties in their lives and want to make a change. Mentors can support young people in the following ways:

  • Listen without judgement
  • Help to work out what changes a young person wants to make in their lives and discuss ways to achieve these goals
  • Encouragement and help to challenge themselves
  • Regular support

I would just like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and mentors at Eikon. Without all your hard work and support with our students over the last couple of years helping them develop coping techniques and being there for them to talk to they may not have coped with their exams as well as they did. Keep up the fantastic work that you all do!-
Year 11, Pastoral Care Assistant

Eikon mentors come from a range of backgrounds and have all sorts of experience and interests. Every single mentor goes through a process of interview, DBS checks and training before they start mentoring young people.

To find out more about Mentoring please contact us

Use these links to find out about other School activities such as Smart Moves, CWP and Whole School Wellbeing.