19 Nov 2003

The Commissioner for Children and Young People, Nigel Williams, praised the work done by Turning Point the Lisburn based charity which provides mentoring for teenagers, at their autumn graduation ceremony today.  

Speaking at the Island Centre event, the Commissioner said "Both mentors and young people are taking a risk when they enter into a mentoring relationship. You don't know what the other person will be like, and how you will get on with them"  

The Commissioner presented certificates to recently qualified Mentors. He added that "Mentoring relationships are about sharing on both sides - sharing time and sharing yourself. They are not a quick fix but involve building for the future."