Shape-Up Mentoring

SHAPE-UP Mentoring

The Abuja Global Shapers Hub developed a mentoring project titled SHAPEUP

Mentoring for the benefit of teenagers within the age range of 12 to 14 years in secondary schools in Abuja. The pilot programme took place from October to December 2014, at Ladella School in Abuja.

SHAPE-UP Mentoring is a unique initiative designed to support and guide young people into the career pathways of their choice, and to build outstanding teenagers fully equipped to become tomorrow’s leaders, and positively impact their generation and beyond. Guided by an exceptional team of pre-selected mentors, participants benefit from a range of fun and practical development activities and events geared towards exposing them to a wealth of knowledge, experience, advice and instruction that will aid them in their professional and personal and academic pursuits.

  • The main objectives of the mentoring scheme are:
  • To inspire students
  • To raise their career and life aspirations
  • To increase their self-confidence
  • To improve their academic performance
  • To improve their employability skills

Mentor Selection

We are looking for dynamic individuals between the ages of 25-35 who demonstrate a passion for young people and are either employers in good stable careers or successful entrepreneurs. Mentors are required to commit an hour a week for the duration of the program. Mentors should be able to:

  • Support a young person through one-to-one and group discussions
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Build mentee’s self-esteem and motivation
  • Help mentees set goals and work towards accomplishing them

Persons interested in mentoring should fill out the application form on and send their CVs to titling the subject as “SUM Mentor Application”


"Mentoring at Ladela School brought me opportunities to help my mentees overcome their career worries and fears. Despite their naiveness, i also learn from their innocence and passion to be an ambassador in their prospective chosen field of profession".

Gabriel Adeyemo, Research Analyst

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