Fantastic news! We have more than met our ambitious target of ‘enhancing the life chances of 3000 young people by 2015’. The final total figure is 3390, which is quite brilliant!
When we set our target we wanted it to be a challenging one, so we created a system that recognises that our activities have varying impacts. For example, if we give work to a previously unemployed young person, that is transformational and counts as one point towards the target. Providing an in-depth one-to-one ‘interview skills’ learning session, while valued, will not have the same level of impact – improving the individual’s chances rather than transforming them, so this would count as one-third of a point. We don’t count interventions such as giving careers talks to large gatherings, as we believe that these, by themselves, don’t make enough of a difference.
Using this methodology, we calculate that together, over the last three years, we have:
Included in this figure are:
And some of the individuals we have been able to help include:
10,000 young lives improved by 2020
Examples of how this was achieved include mentoring 1,948 young people on job finding skills, plus providing work experience placements to a further 1,293.
We’ve raised our bar even higher now and our target is to improve opportunities for 10,000 young people by 2020. You can see more about this in a new film introduced by Rick Willmott below:
If this area is of interest to you and you would like further information or advice, please contact Anna Koukoullis, who would be delighted to assist.