12 September 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced her next First Mentee as 21 year old Toni Twigg.
🎉 Congratulations to Toni Twigg who has been selected as FM @NicolaSturgeon's new mentee!
Toni will be personally mentored by the First Minister for a year and is currently a volunteer with @CareInspect.
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) September 12, 2018
Toni, from Glasgow, will have 1:1 mentoring sessions with the First Minister, as well as a number of opportunities to shadow her at events and in meetings throughout the year.
The First Minister said:
I am looking forward to getting to know Toni and working more closely with her in the year ahead. When I met Toni during the shortlisting process I was really impressed by her determination and ambition to raise awareness of care experienced young people in Scotland – an issue close to my heart.
“Toni is a passionate and intelligent young woman. I hope that working with her over the next year will help her take a step closer to achieving her goals and realising her ambitions for the future.
“In the first year of the ‘First Mentor’ initiative, I had the pleasure of mentoring Charlotte Liddell, a young mum of two from Fife. It showed me that the benefit of being a mentor was not just about sharing my own experience, but also learning from Charlotte’s. That was an incredibly valuable experience and I look forward to hearing more about the issues that affect Scotland’s younger generations from Toni in the year ahead.”