Youth Achievement Awards are are aimed at young people (13-25) helping them to take responsibility in selecting, planning & leading activities. They are particularly for young people with few or no qualifications to help them re-engage with learning, as they can be delivered in non-formal settings. The qualifications promote the development of practical life skills and help them take responsibility for themselves and others. A residential is an important part of the Platinum (highest) level.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Over 1 million young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training. Many of them do not have many formal qualifications making it hard for them to re-engage with learning or find a job. They often lack the confidence to apply for the opportunities that exist. With nothing on their CV or a real lack of skills they will find it difficult to access work or further education as many opportunities are above their attainment level.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our Youth Achievement Awards help young people build up their skills in non-formal learning environments which are flexible and better suited to their learning needs. These environments mean that young people can learn at their own pace in a space that feels less like school and is therefore much more accessible. They will receive tailored and sensitive support from trained youth workers who are
Potential Long Term Impact
By providing young people with meaningful learning opportunities that are tailored to their needs they can be re-engaged in learning and eventually find work. These young people have often struggled with mainstream learning and need extra support to find their path in life. By providing suitable flexible learning we can help them make a successful transition to adulthood and ensure that they do not remain long term unemployed wasting their talents and costing society in many ways.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.