Include and Aspire is a new schools programme to be delivered by YMCA Cumbernauld and YMCA Bellshill & Mossend. This is a voluntary peer mentoring programme, matching S5 and S6 pupils as peer mentors for S1 pupils who are struggling with the transition from primary to secondary school.
Older pupils will be offered full training, as well as accreditation to recognise their hard work and contribution to the community. Younger pupils will have the opportunity to access additional support in the school, in the form of a peer mentor, while also building positive relationships with fellow pupils through team building and activities.
This programme will be delivered in secondary schools in the North Lanarkshire area.