As of July 2011 Khulisa has taken Milestones mentoring project under its wing. Based at HMYOI Portland it provides volunteer mentors from the community who work one to one supporting prisoners being released to Dorset, Hampshire and London.
We are recruiting a new part-time London Coordinator for the Milestones project - please see our News section for more details.
Annabel has had substantial involvement in mentoring both in education and criminal justice. As a school pupil Annabel was e-mentored by a young professional where she received support in choosing her university degree subject.
Prior to university Annabel was invited to attend the Bournemouth University Summer School (BUSS) where she was mentored by an older student. As a Bournemouth University student Annabel was a mentor at three different annual summer schools working with school pupils and prospective university students including disabled and mature students. During her final year at university, in 2007, Annabel joined the Milestones project as a volunteer mentor working with young ex-offenders and she continued to volunteer after completing her degree in Marketing.
In June 2010 Annabel was appointed as the London Volunteer Officer on the Milestones mentoring project. Her work has expanded from overseeing mentoring
relationships in the community to actively taking referrals in HMP/YOI Isis for mentoring pre and post release. Annabel and the rest of the Milestones team
joined Khulisa in July 2011. She hopes to grow the project by working with more volunteers and young ex-offenders.
Annabel's infectious enthusiasm for mentoring has led to friends and family becoming mentors on Milestones and other projects. ( See photo with Annabel on the left )