Working with Young People
Generating Opportunities (GO) – LDA 2010 – 2012 (£1.6M): Supported young people aged 14-19 years at risk of becoming (NEET) Not in Education, Employment or Training. The project offered alternative learning contexts and opportunities, as well as wrap around support, which facilitated achievement and progression of young people to advance to either further education, apprenticeships or paid employment. The 14-15 year olds were supported to go back into full time education, whilst the 16-19 year olds were mainly supported into paid employment or apprenticeships. The project also offered positive activities such as sports including football training and other physical activities, outings (e.g. visits to museums, job and education fairs etc.) music workshops to encourage participation.
LTEN was the lead parner for this project and delivered with five main partners who have skills, expertise and innovative ways of working with young people
- 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)
Youth Opportunities – SFA/LSC 2009 – 2010: targeted at young people from BAMER communities in the London borough of Islington, especially those who were in danger of being excluded from mainstream education. It offered:
- Basic Skills training and advice and guidance
- Taster courses in video and film production, music making and other creative activities
Investment in Youth (2) – SFA/LSC 2008 – 2010: targeted socially excluded young people from the London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, in particular those who are in danger of being excluded from mainstream education. It offered:
- 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) – Direct bidding to GOL 2000 – 2002: supported 14-19 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEETs), in particular, those who were excluded from mainstream education. It offered:
- After school classes in English, Maths and Science
- Positive activities
All these projects provided a safe and friendly environment where young people could access information, advice and guidance, support with homework with the supervision of qualified teachers and got involved in other leisure activities of their choice.