Welcome to WEM, Ablaze‘s flagship Secondary School programme

We all need a little inspiration sometimes. With positive volunteer mentors from local organisations, West of England Mentoring (WEM) is helping students aged 12-15 raise aspirations, follow their interests and make plans for the world of work.

Would your school or your business like to get involved? We work across Bristol, North Somerset, South Glos, Wiltshire and Bath & NE Somerset. Contact us to find out how you can take part.

WEM is managed by Ablaze Bristol, an independent charity tackling inequality of opportunity for young people on the West of England. For further information on our other programmes, please visit our Ablaze website.


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So inspirational to see @BristolWater #volunteer #mentors explore @AblazeBristol WEM session overcoming barriers with Yr 9 @nortonhill students in person in their office - with a lovely BW garden wander too! Students were so engaged - well done all! #careers

So excited that @first_intuition #volunteer #mentors started the @AblazeBristol WEM programme in person exploring role models and aspirations with Year 9 @melkshamoaksch students - thanks @WINWessex1 for your continued support #careeradvice

Fantastic to see an inperson @AblazeBristol session with @CMS_law #volunteers meeting their @HGSBath Year 9 students in person after five virtual #career mentoring sessions - certificates, chocolates and smiles ended the session! Thanks @WINWessex1 #mentors

The @AblazeBristol Career #Mentoring programme with a volunteer group of @STEMAmbassadors supporting Yr 9 students from @StMarksBATH finished in person last week! Lovely to see such a positive and impactful session - thanks to all #careeradvice #Volunteering

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