What we do Life Skills Mentoring Mentoring Breaking Barriers is London Youth Rowing's life skills mentoring programme. Breaking Barriers combines rowing and mentoring support young people in achieving their further education and career goals. We use feedback surveys and the ‘MTQ48’ online questionnaire to track programme impact, aiming to improve self-awareness, resilience and positivity. Young people have shown increased confidence, control, commitment and an improved ability to cope with challenges. Find out more about Becoming a Mentor. There are three tiers to Breaking Barriers. Break In (age 14-15): Six-week rowing course Access to ongoing weekly rowing sessions 10-week group mentoring with corporate partners Work experience opportunities Break Through (age 15-16) Weekly rowing sessions Regular opportunities to develop experience and pathways for employability Skills workshops with the Royal Navy Online workshops with LYR staff mentors Information to attend events such as Skills London Break Out (age 16-19) Weekly rowing sessions 1-to-1 mentoring Volunteer mentors from business and the rowing community Focus on goal setting and employability pathway support Monthly meetings during an academic year If you are interested in joining the programme or would like further information email Emily Coe, [email protected].