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Sixth Form students to become peer mentors

A group of Year 12 students are set to begin training to become part of a network of support to local young people whose lives have been affected by drugs or alcohol.

Jake Soloman, Brendan Chibisa and Saamia Akter will undertake their first peer mentoring training session in Northampton this weekend as part of the Youth Involvement Initiative being run by the charity CAN. CAN specialises in work with people who have been affected by drugs, alcohol and homelessness.

The CBA students will be trained in peer mentoring techniques.

Head of Sixth Form, Kim Isaksen, said: “This is a great extracurricular opportunity for our students to undertake some professional training and work alongside a local charity.

“The initiative will give the students the chance to develop essential skills for the world of work or further education while also giving something back to young people in our community.”

For more information on peer mentoring and the work CAN does, visit