SportyMentor : Together we go further !

Wednesday, 17 January 2024

On 12th and 13th December, the partners in the European SportyMentor project met in Hauts-de-France to discuss the progress of the project. More specifically, they discussed the development and implementation of the mentoring programme, the eco-citizenship toolkit and the mobile application that will be developed to support this mentoring programme.

The SportyMentor project aims to use mentoring and sport as tools to stimulate cognitive, behavioural and emotional changes in young people aged 13 to 19 in difficulty, in order to strengthen their motivation to pursue a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Avancement du projet 

On the first day of the transnational meeting, the consortium travelled to Gravelines (near Dunkerke, France) to one of the establishments of the SportyMentor project coordinator, AFEJI Hauts-de-France.  The meeting was an opportunity to include educators and social-sports leaders from Afeji's centres in the discussions on the project's various tools and deliverables. The meeting was an opportunity to take a close look at the various intellectual outputs of the project :

  • the mentoring program (PR2)
  • the training sessions for  mentors (PR2
  • the différent activities of the eco-citizenship toolkit (PR3)
  • the next learning and teaching activities (LTA) e avec des mentors et coordinateur·rice·s to be held in Ireland in september 2024
  • the design and layout of the SportyMentor application (PR4)

New year, new slogan

The project partners at this meeting also officially chose the slogan that will from now on be used in all communications surrounding the project : SportyMentor, Together We Go Further ! This slogan embodies the spirit of mentoring and sport, as a means of uniting mentors and mentees in a constructive and stimulating relationship. The phrase inspires collaboration, mutual growth and shared success, underlining the importance of mentoring in achieving and exceeding one's goals !