A total of 36 students from eight high schools of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area will participate in the Zing High Schools pilot project. It is a spin-off of Zing Programme, a talent activation, impact training and youth support programme created and developed by the Employability Area of the Nous Cims Foundation.

Zing High Schools arose after having verified that the economic and social problem in many secondary schools is as complex, or more so, as that encountered by social entities that work side by side with the Nous Cims team on the Zing program.

The participants in Zing High Schools are ex-students of the 4th year of mandatory secondary education put forward by their high schools due to their motivation and commitment to their studies. They have all begun an intermediate level vocational training programme for the 2019-2020 school year, will participate in the Zing Vocational Orientation Programme, and will be able to study what they really want to, without their economic situation impeding them.

Moreover, thanks to the collaboration of the Social Mentoring Coordinator and the social volunteering entity, AFEV, the students will receive individual support from the mentor in their municipality so that they can adjust their expectations with regards to the Zing programme and make decisions about their academic and professional future.

Introductory mentoring workshop

In order to dispel any false beliefs that young people might have about mentoring, Nous Cims organized an introductory workshop based on theatrical improvisation as the starting point, performed by actors from Improshow.

Close to thirty young people from Barcelona, Terrassa, Sabadell, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Badalona and Sant Vicenç dels Horts enjoyed a different, dynamic and creative experience during the workshop, based upon which they’ll be able to start building a positive relationship with their mentor in the upcoming months.