High-school mentors get with the programme

A new scheme in Dundee will provide ‘stability’ for care-experienced pupils

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A £1 million scheme that aims to enlist an army of hundreds of mentors to give support and guidance to care-experienced high-school pupils has been launched in a Scottish city.

Breakthrough Dundee is up and running in the city’s Morgan Academy, with plans to move into St Paul’s Academy by October and the other six Dundee secondaries by 2019, supporting 500 young people.

The scheme has secured £1 million funding for three years from Northwood Charitable Trust, set up by the family behind publisher DC Thomson – most famous for the Beano and Dandy comics, as well as the Sunday Post newspaper.

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