Youth mentoring receives a boost thanks to local metal recycler, EMR

Charity MAP is receiving continued support from EMR Norwich, a local metal recycler based in the heart of the community.

MAP charity receiving donation from EMR Norwich

Supporting young people throughout the county of Norfolk, MAP offers services for those aged 11 – 25 who are experiencing issues relating to anything from education, employment and finances to mental health, sexuality and gender. The charity helps young people grow into confident adults who make positive choices in their lives, supporting them by offering independent advice and advocacy, counselling and therapeutic services, and youth work groups and activities.

In continuation of the support provided in 2021, EMR Norwich has provided a £2,000 donation; enabling MAP to offer 57 hours of 1-to-1 mentoring which will support up to 10 young people. These sessions will focus on helping individuals to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience as well as helping them to identify their strengths and build aspirations.

This donation was given as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined Programme. Established in 2020, this programme helps young people across the country to build brighter futures by offering resources that may not organically be available to them.

Morgan Pickard of MAP offered her thoughts on the continued partnership:

“We are so pleased to be working with EMR for another year, to support young people across Norfolk. EMR have been a fabulous partner, providing ongoing support and taking a real interest in the issues affecting young people locally.”

Simon Sheppard, Operations Manager at EMR Norwich, added:

“Young people are often impacted by circumstances that are outside of their control. These can affect their personal development and result in a lack of confidence and self-esteem.

“This is where the opportunities that MAP offer are vital. The mentoring offered allows young people to explore and develop coping mechanisms for the issues facing them in a safe environment. Support like this will have positive implications on young people’s lives for years to come.”