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William and Kate visit Christian mentoring project

Fri 11 Mar 2016
By Antony Bushfield

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met young people who have benefited from a Christian youth mentoring project.

XLP works in more than 75 schools in London to help young people who are facing emotional, behavioural and relational challenges.

The programme run by the Christian charity sees at-risk 11-18 year olds matched with a community mentor who commits to providing them with two hours face-to-face time each week for a minimum of 12 months.

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More than 90% of beneficiaries have either remained in or returned to school and are doing well after 12 months with a mentor.

The royal couple met mentors and mentees from three boroughs at the XLP project at London Wall on Friday.

William and Kate previously visited another XLP project in Gipsy Hill just under a year ago when Kate was eight months' pregnant with Princess Charlotte.

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As well as running projects to tackling issues such as gang culture, anger management, poverty, prejudice, and racism, the charity owns a double-decker bus that has computer equipment for homework support.

William and Kate previously visited another XLP project in Gipsy Hill just under a year ago when Kate was eight months' pregnant with Princess Charlotte.


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