Ignite Young Minds

Ignite Young Minds

Ignite Young Minds

Join our mentorship program and make a lasting impact on the lives of young people.

Join our mentorship program and make a lasting impact on the lives of young people.

Join our mentorship program and make a lasting impact on the lives of young people.

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Join our tutoring program and make a difference

Join our tutoring program and make a difference

Forming connections with inspirational teachers in different schools with different resources, skills, connections and backgrounds enables young people to thrive. A nationally scaled programme has the potential to revolutionise the educational landscape for Looked After Children, benefiting students from across the country. We invite you to join us!

Forming connections with inspirational teachers in different schools with different resources, skills, connections and backgrounds enables young people to thrive. A nationally scaled programme has the potential to revolutionise the educational landscape for Looked After Children, benefiting students from across the country. We invite you to join us!

Make a lasting impact on a young person's life

Make a lasting impact on a young person's life

By becoming a mentor, you have the opportunity to inspire and empower a young person facing adversity. Our team will guide you through the matching process and provide ongoing support to ensure a positive mentorship experience.

By becoming a mentor, you have the opportunity to inspire and empower a young person facing adversity. Our team will guide you through the matching process and provide ongoing support to ensure a positive mentorship experience.

Apply to become a mentor and help shape the future

Apply to become a mentor and help shape the future

Becoming a mentor at Lumina is a rewarding experience that starts with a simple application process. Once enrolled, you will be matched with a student who can benefit from your academic guidance and support via your weekly lessons. Our team will provide ongoing assistance and resources to ensure a successful mentorship journey.

Becoming a mentor at Lumina is a rewarding experience that starts with a simple application process. Once enrolled, you will be matched with a student who can benefit from your academic guidance and support via your weekly lessons. Our team will provide ongoing assistance and resources to ensure a successful mentorship journey.

Take on a vital role in our transformative program

Take on a vital role in our transformative program

As a mentor at Lumina, you will play a vital role in empowering young people to achieve their full potential. Our support structure ensures that you have the resources and guidance needed to make a meaningful impact.

As a mentor at Lumina, you will play a vital role in empowering young people to achieve their full potential. Our support structure ensures that you have the resources and guidance needed to make a meaningful impact.

“My experience at Lumina has been very rewarding. My tutee has responded extremely positively to our lessons and his progress is already noticeable. The students that Lumina supports have been dealt some really difficult cards in life. Your help could make a difference in their academic progress and motivation levels. If you are able to, I would like to encourage you to volunteer with Lumina. I did, and it was one of the best decisions I made this year.”

“My experience at Lumina has been very rewarding. My tutee has responded extremely positively to our lessons and his progress is already noticeable. The students that Lumina supports have been dealt some really difficult cards in life. Your help could make a difference in their academic progress and motivation levels. If you are able to, I would like to encourage you to volunteer with Lumina. I did, and it was one of the best decisions I made this year.”

Esmeralda Alonso-Ezbakh

Esmeralda Alonso-Ezbakh

Notting Hill & Ealing Teacher

Notting Hill & Ealing Teacher

You can be the difference!

You can be the difference!

The ask is simple: Teachers (Lumina Tutors) volunteer once a week, in term time, to provide students (Lumina Tutees, predominantly care-experienced young people) with one 45-minute lesson per week. They deliver lessons across the full school age range and across all subjects, though we currently have an overwhelming demand for specialists in English, Maths and Science. Teachers can work with the same student through a complete academic cycle (usually up to a public exam).

The ask is simple: Teachers (Lumina Tutors) volunteer once a week, in term time, to provide students (Lumina Tutees, predominantly care-experienced young people) with one 45-minute lesson per week. They deliver lessons across the full school age range and across all subjects, though we currently have an overwhelming demand for specialists in English, Maths and Science. Teachers can work with the same student through a complete academic cycle (usually up to a public exam).

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In return

In return, Lumina Tutoring requests partner schools to remit their volunteer teachers from cover lessons or internal duties where possible. Lumina Tutoring is committed to providing a comprehensive impact report for partner schools to include in their partnership reports and governors’ updates.

We are fully funded

The Lumina Tutoring platform is fully funded, providing comprehensive administrative support for participating schools. A thorough safeguarding structure is in place along with training, support and software to partner institutions.

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Girl writing
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Onward to better things

Lumina Future Pathways aims to equip Children Looked After with skills and guidance to make informed career choices along with access to opportunities that enable them to hone existing skills through paid work experiences and apprenticeships across all levels. The bespoke careers support and mentorship enables Children Looked After to identify job opportunities and succeed in future careers.

Join the movement

Become a Lumina Fellow and volunteer your time as a one-on-one online tutor or mentor for care-experienced young people. Your contribution will support the ongoing operation of the Lumina program and enable us to reach more deserving students.

Join the movement

Become a Lumina Fellow and volunteer your time as a one-on-one online tutor or mentor for care-experienced young people. Your contribution will support the ongoing operation of the Lumina program and enable us to reach more deserving students.

Join the movement

Become a Lumina Fellow and volunteer your time as a one-on-one online tutor or mentor for care-experienced young people. Your contribution will support the ongoing operation of the Lumina program and enable us to reach more deserving students.

FAQs

Your questions answered

Explore our frequently asked questions section to learn more about Lumina's programs, eligibility, and the impact we create.

What is Lumina's primary mission?

Lumina's core mission is to provide transformative, personalised online tutoring and mentorship to empower vulnerable young people, fostering academic success, building self-esteem, and creating a supportive network.

What measurable impact has Lumina made so far?

Lumina has supported over 60 children and young people looked after, across all educational Key Stages, resulting in significant improvements in academic performance and raised levels of confidence among students.

Who is eligible to benefit from Lumina's programs?

Lumina primarily supports children and young people in or on the edge of care, including those in local authority care, offering tailored educational support to help them thrive.

Is there any cost involved in participating as a student or carer?

No, Lumina provides its services entirely free of cost to the young people, carers, or local authorities involved.

How can I get involved with Lumina as a volunteer?

You can get involved by becoming a mentor,  or offering your time and skills. Explore our ‘Get Involved’ page to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can contribute.

What kind of support is provided to volunteers or mentors?

Lumina offers comprehensive administrative support, training, and ongoing assistance to volunteers, ensuring they're well-equipped and supported in their roles.

What subjects are covered in Lumina's tutoring program?

Lumina covers a wide range of subjects. Currently, there's a high demand for specialists in English, Maths, and Science, although experts in all fields are welcome.

How long does a mentor work with a student?

A mentor typically works with the same student throughout an entire academic cycle, usually up to a public exam, ensuring a lasting and impactful relationship.

How can schools or local authorities partner with Lumina?

Schools and local authorities interested in partnering with Lumina can reach out through our contact page to explore collaboration opportunities and the benefits of partnership.

Are there opportunities for businesses or organisations to collaborate with Lumina?

Yes, Lumina actively seeks partnerships with businesses, community organisations, and charities to maximise its impact. Contact us to discuss collaboration possibilities.

FAQs

Your questions answered

Explore our frequently asked questions section to learn more about Lumina's programs, eligibility, and the impact we create.

What is Lumina's primary mission?

Lumina's core mission is to provide transformative, personalised online tutoring and mentorship to empower vulnerable young people, fostering academic success, building self-esteem, and creating a supportive network.

What measurable impact has Lumina made so far?

Lumina has supported over 60 children and young people looked after, across all educational Key Stages, resulting in significant improvements in academic performance and raised levels of confidence among students.

Who is eligible to benefit from Lumina's programs?

Lumina primarily supports children and young people in or on the edge of care, including those in local authority care, offering tailored educational support to help them thrive.

Is there any cost involved in participating as a student or carer?

No, Lumina provides its services entirely free of cost to the young people, carers, or local authorities involved.

How can I get involved with Lumina as a volunteer?

You can get involved by becoming a mentor,  or offering your time and skills. Explore our ‘Get Involved’ page to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can contribute.

What kind of support is provided to volunteers or mentors?

Lumina offers comprehensive administrative support, training, and ongoing assistance to volunteers, ensuring they're well-equipped and supported in their roles.

What subjects are covered in Lumina's tutoring program?

Lumina covers a wide range of subjects. Currently, there's a high demand for specialists in English, Maths, and Science, although experts in all fields are welcome.

How long does a mentor work with a student?

A mentor typically works with the same student throughout an entire academic cycle, usually up to a public exam, ensuring a lasting and impactful relationship.

How can schools or local authorities partner with Lumina?

Schools and local authorities interested in partnering with Lumina can reach out through our contact page to explore collaboration opportunities and the benefits of partnership.

Are there opportunities for businesses or organisations to collaborate with Lumina?

Yes, Lumina actively seeks partnerships with businesses, community organisations, and charities to maximise its impact. Contact us to discuss collaboration possibilities.

FAQs

Your questions answered

Explore our frequently asked questions section to learn more about Lumina's programs, eligibility, and the impact we create.

What is Lumina's primary mission?

Lumina's core mission is to provide transformative, personalised online tutoring and mentorship to empower vulnerable young people, fostering academic success, building self-esteem, and creating a supportive network.

What measurable impact has Lumina made so far?

Lumina has supported over 60 children and young people looked after, across all educational Key Stages, resulting in significant improvements in academic performance and raised levels of confidence among students.

Who is eligible to benefit from Lumina's programs?

Lumina primarily supports children and young people in or on the edge of care, including those in local authority care, offering tailored educational support to help them thrive.

Is there any cost involved in participating as a student or carer?

No, Lumina provides its services entirely free of cost to the young people, carers, or local authorities involved.

How can I get involved with Lumina as a volunteer?

You can get involved by becoming a mentor,  or offering your time and skills. Explore our ‘Get Involved’ page to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can contribute.

What kind of support is provided to volunteers or mentors?

Lumina offers comprehensive administrative support, training, and ongoing assistance to volunteers, ensuring they're well-equipped and supported in their roles.

What subjects are covered in Lumina's tutoring program?

Lumina covers a wide range of subjects. Currently, there's a high demand for specialists in English, Maths, and Science, although experts in all fields are welcome.

How long does a mentor work with a student?

A mentor typically works with the same student throughout an entire academic cycle, usually up to a public exam, ensuring a lasting and impactful relationship.

How can schools or local authorities partner with Lumina?

Schools and local authorities interested in partnering with Lumina can reach out through our contact page to explore collaboration opportunities and the benefits of partnership.

Are there opportunities for businesses or organisations to collaborate with Lumina?

Yes, Lumina actively seeks partnerships with businesses, community organisations, and charities to maximise its impact. Contact us to discuss collaboration possibilities.

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