Coding skills for young ex-offenders

by Generating Genius
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Summary

The purpose of the Generating Genius Fresh Start is to educate young offenders with the necessary knowledge, skills, career guidance, information, advice and mentoring to enable a seamless transition into employment, apprenticeships or further education on release. This is a talent development program, where teachers educate vulnerable students in coding skills and business knowledge.
$102,500
total goal
$81,725
remaining
280
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Statistics show that half of all crime is committed by people who have already been through the criminal justice system. The cost to the taxpayer of re-offending is high. Poor education is the biggest barrier. There is evidence that the quality of education offered to young offenders is irregular and of poor quality. In the UK, uneducated, young ex-offenders are at high risk of re-offending.

Solution

This project will give these young people a direct step into a work based apprenticeship. We target offenders who are about to be released. The first step is to give students a knowledge base in computer coding before release. After release, we give students an apprenticeship soft skills education for four weeks. When this is completed the students will then be able to apply to a range of technology companies, who have already decided to hire some of our young people.

Long-Term Impact

Generating Genius will provide an accredited apprenticeship programme tailored to the needs of Feltham Young Offenders Institute. The programme will address the individuals skills needs, provide work readiness support and undertake employer and apprenticeship brokerage activities to enable individuals to progress into sustained employment/apprenticeships/education within a period of 12 weeks.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​generatinggenius.org.uk
website

Organization Information

Generating Genius

Location: South Croydon, Surrey - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.generatinggenius.org.uk
Project Leader:
Tony Sewell
South croydon, Surrey United Kingdom
2016 Year End Campaign
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$20,775 raised of $102,500 goal
 
284 donations
$81,725 to go
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