Our Team

We are small but very dynamic team.

We are small but very dynamic team.

Our Programme Manager Elaine McGauran has been with us since the programme launched and oversees the strategic implementation of INSPIRE.

Supporting Elaine are Marie-Clare Byard and Aaron Larkin.

Marie-Clare is our project admin support point of contact. Marie-Clare manages our Digital Platform and Monitoring procedures, in addition to supporting our training and Social Media outputs.

Aaron is our Research Assistant, working closely with Elaine in evaluating Inspire Mentoring and its impact. He conducts qualitative interviews, analyses data and pulls it all together.

Elaine is our INSPIRE Programme Manager with a lifelong interest in social inclusion and a commitment to the wider community. 
Marie-Clare, joined the team in 2022 and working on a part-time basis manages our INSPIRE Digital Platform, ensuring that quality mentoring relationships are happening. She also manages our video content and social media, helping grow our online engagement.
Aaron is our newest team member, joining us in December 2022. Aaron’s role is to conduct qualitative and quantitative research to help assess INSPIRE Mentoring and the impact of the programme.

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About Us

Inspire Mentoring is a unique social innovation that grew out of our work with young people in Ballymun and Finglas.

What We Do

We offer free formal online mentoring using our digital platform.

Our Partners

We are proud to work with a variety of different partners who like us believe in equality in education and the importance of social capital.