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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Checkout Our Latest Tweets…

Lovely to see, despite self isolating at home, the Yr 9 @melkshamoaksch students attending the last @AblazeBristol WEM session with the @first_intuition mentors, celebrating their learning journey and future career plans. A fantastic partnership! @WINWessex1

Fantastic that @HermanMiller held an @AblazeBristol WEM reunion with last year's Yr 9 @kingsbury_green students sharing achievements since doing WEM. Thanks to @Young_Careers for organising-one student said "that was so wonderful" #mentoring @WINWessex1

A huge well done to @AshDaniells for winning Mentor of the Year, an @AblazeBristol Trustee and WEM #volunteer mentor from @rpc. Well done to all the other entrants and winners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5IOIo8HYc0 @HLInvest #southwestmentoringawards #mentoring

Despite the Covid challenges of self isolation today the @first_intuition mentors still managed to deliver an engaging @AblazeBristol WEM employability session with the @melkshamoaksch Yr 9 students. Huge thks to Heads of Yr 9 & 11 for support! @WINWessex1

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