At Arcadia, our mentors strive to equip students with lifelong learning skills to ensure their university and career readiness in a rapidly changing job landscape. We aid our students’ mastery of academics and beyond through context-based learning experiences. These opportunities to explore topics of interest within, and outside of school, not only enable our students to make cross-disciplinary connections but also encourage our students to develop a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set applicable to real-world situations.

In addition to our internal mentoring programme and in collaboration with Reach*, a non-profit mentoring organization registered in the DIFC, we have launched Reach Junior, an external mentoring programme dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders and offering school students a structured learning environment designed to enhance people skills and leadership qualities.

The programme provides tailored group mentoring sessions for our students from Year 7 through to Year 13. The first phase assigns each group to two experienced Reach mentors from different generations for a one-year programme. The programme also includes soft skills training sessions delivered by professional coaches.

*About Reach:

Reach is a non-profit mentoring programme dedicated to helping young female professionals unlock their true potential through structured mentoring and professional support. Founded by four Dubai-based professional women, Reach is the first non-profit organisation to be registered at the DIFC. Mentors are experienced men and women willing to share their knowledge and expertise with their mentees, within strict rules of confidentiality, building trust and encouraging mutual respect. Mentors and mentees are paired through a specialised online platform, overseen by a professional and qualified coach, according to various criteria, such as communication styles, development objectives and personality traits.