Working with Young People

GO - Generating Opportunities 2010-2012 (LDA) worked with children and young people (YP) pan London aged 14-19 yrs who were at risk of not being, or not in education, employment or training (NEET). By offering alternative learning contexts and opportunities, as well as wrap around support, the project maximised the likelihood of achievement and progression for young people to either further education, apprenticeships or paid employment. The 14-15 year olds were supported to go back into full time education. The 16-19 year olds were supported to access further learning or to start work (at least 8 hours a week). Positive activities offered included: sport and other physical activities (e.g. outbound courses, football training), attendance to Jobs and Education fairs, taster courses and other educational activities such as visits to museums etc. Skills Development programmes consisted of at least 30 hours training, either accredited or non accredited.

The project partnership consisted of:

Five main partner organisations that have many years experience and expertise in working with youths and young people at risk. London Training and Employment Network (LTEN) was the lead partner.

The contract value: £1.1 million

Achievements:

  • 905 14-19 year olds NEET or at risk of becoming NEET recruited onto the programme
  • 821 Young people engaged in Positive Activities to motivate them, promote cohesion amongst peers and give them the opportunity to have new experiences (climbing, volunteering, taster days at workplaces.)
  • 616 Skills Development (30 hours + of accredited/non accredited) training undertaken.
  • 171 Re-entry or retention to Education (for 14/15 year olds)
  • 115 Sustained Education (6 months+ remaining in education)
  • 270 Entry into jobs/apprenticeships (for 16/19 year olds)
  • 193 Sustained jobs/apprenticeships (6 months+ remaining in work)

More on the Web: GO Case Study Video - ESF Website

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Youth Opportunities 2009-2010 (SFA/LSC) targeted socially excluded young people from BAMER communities in the London boroughs of Islington, in particular those who are in danger of being excluded from mainstream education. It offered the following opportunities:

  • The chance to gain a Basic Skills or Skills for Life qualification
  • Support to gain independence and access resources such as training, advice and guidance
  • Taster courses in video and film production, music making and other creative activities


Investment in Youth (2) 2008-2010 (SFA/LSC) targeted socially excluded young people from BAMER communities in the London broughs of Camden, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, in particular those who are in danger of being excluded from mainstream education. It offered the followiing opportunities:

  • After school classes to support the National Curriculum subjects in English, Maths and Science
  • Advice and guidance and employment support
  • Taster courses in creative activities


Investment in Youth (1) 2000-2002 (Direct bidding to GOL) supported 14-19 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEETs), in particular those who were excluded from mainstream education. It offered the following opportunities:

  • After school classes in English, Maths and Science
  • Taster course in video and film production, music making and other creative activities

All these projects provided a safe and friendly environment where young people could access information and advice, participate in homework clubs with the supervision of qualified teachers and get involved in other leisure activities of their choice.