SAYes guides youth

SAYes Mentoring, a non-profit that organises mentoring for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, is expanding into schools this year, in partnership with the Western Cape Education Department, and it is starting at Hout Bay High and Silikamva High.

SAYes matches young people with volunteer mentors and supports the mentorship process, helping the mentees on their path to independence and adulthood.

The organisation was founded in 2008 by UK actor, activist and writer Gillian Anderson and SAYes executive director Michelle Potter.

The mentors and mentees undergo mentorship training and then meet for weekly mentoring sessions and monthy work groups.

SAYes is now recruiting for its 2019 schools programme and individuals and businesses in the Hout Bay area who want to be part of it can attend a commitment-free information session at The Vine Café, Main Road, Hout Bay, on Thursday February 7 at 5.30pm.

Information sessions are also held at SAYes’s offices in Woodstock. Further details on information sessions and the mentor application pro-
cess are available at https://sayes

“We are very excited to be launching our schools programme in Hout Bay this year. We are confident that the members of this wonderful community will want to come together to support local youth through our structured, supported mentorship programme. SAYes provides an opportunity for two individuals – a mentor and a mentee – who may never
have otherwise crossed each other’s paths, to come together and deeply impact each other’s lives,” said Ms Potter.

For more information, call 021 830 0795, email or visit