YST Athlete Mentors

Building on the success and impact of Sky Sports Living for Sport, YST offer further interventions built around the concept of Athlete Mentoring. Athlete Mentor visits use elite athletes as a vehicle to transform the aspirations of young people. Using the power of world class athletes can help to tackle declining emotional well-being and resilience in young people and improve behaviour and attitudes to raise attainment across the curriculum.

YST are fully committed to working with their incredible athlete team to find as many ways as possible to inspire, develop and support young people through their education and into adult life. Their athlete mentors can deliver bespoke interventions through assemblies, workshops and master classes to support a range of whole school outcomes. These include mentoring a specific pupil group, delivering motivational speeches, awards ceremonies or sports days. Visits can be used to engage young people, parents and also for staff training days to inspire the workforce.

For more information on how you can access Athlete Mentor visits, including ‘Living for Sport, through the Youth Sport Trust please contact Shaun.Marsden-Heathcote@youthsporttrust.org or visit https://www.youthsporttrust.org/our-athlete-mentors