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Hit the Road Jack Programme
The programme equips young people and adults with life skills, tools and strategies to increase mindfulness, enhance rehabilitation whilst in custody, and resettlement back into society. The aim of the programme is to allow offenders to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and life, thus enabling them to break the cycles of offending behaviour and preparing them for employment, education or training.
RoadLight’s objectives are to identify leadership potential within the individuals they work with in order for them to be trained as Mentors. The mentoring schemes allow the mentees to gain a deeper understanding of the mentoring profession whilst giving them the opportunity to gain nationally-recognised qualifications. Their vision is to have multiple RoadLight peer mentors in establishments across the UK, with the potential of future employment within the RoadLight organisation.
Level 1 Peer Mentoring Award
This programme is an introduction to mentoring and enables the peer mentors to learn the theoretical aspects of mentoring and then apply the knowledge in a practical setting by undertaking one to one sessions with other inmates.
Level 2 Mentoring Certificate
This programme gives mentees the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the mentor’s role and focuses on aspects of preparation, self-development, emotional intelligence and explores the psychology of mindsets.
We have seen many young people improve their behaviour and mindset having worked with Roadlight. Data around adjudications, assaults, self harm etc support this. Working with Roadlight as part of the team is inspiring, rewarding but most of all effective for our young people.”