Who We Are
The Creative Mentors Foundation is a charity that helps students at school with learning differences to engage successfully with the educational opportunities they are offered in the areas of art, design, music and drama. This includes students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers/autism and ADHD.
How We Started
Qona describes what instigated her to start Creative Mentors, and describes the Foundation’s journey from then to 2021 (and our plans ahead).
Our Aims & Methods
To provide school students with learning differences additional mentorship which will enable them to make the most of the educational opportunities at school. Our aim is to help them to fulfil their learning potential, bolster their self-esteem and build their confidence.
To achieve these aims, we recruit postgraduates who’ve all had assessment of dyslexia or dyspraxia. We then assign them into one of our partner schools where they work alongside existing staff and provide additional help to students with specific learning disabilities (SpLDs). They also run lunch-time or after-school clubs targeting these students.