Brightside is a charity that provides online mentoring and resources in order to help young people access the education and career pathways they might not have believed were available to them.
Brightside’s mission is to make sure that it’s talent, not background, that determines the education opportunities and careers that are available to young people. It achieves this by facilitating structured and supported online contact with a mentor who can help young people work out where they want to go in life and how they can get there. In addition, Brightside provides online information resources that cover everything young people might need to know when making career or education decisions.
Since 2003, Brightside has supported over 45,000 young people by connecting them with role models and information that can guide them towards opportunities and careers in which they can make the most of their talents and skills.