Sport 4 Life UK

NEET to EET Programme

Sport 4 Life UK will deliver employability and personal development programmes, throughout 2018, for 16 - 25 year olds who are NEET. This initiative will focus on developing young people's employability and key life skills - supporting them to move into sustained education, employment or training.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115222)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£4,321

Donations

3

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    Helping

Location

  • The programme helped me grow in confidence and the tutor supported me to become more employable - without that support I wouldn't have got my new job.

    — Hasan (Aged 21)

  • Many of us did badly at school and didn‚Äôt get a proper education, so we need help to get experience and skills before we find jobs.

    — Anonymous

  • Many of us did badly at school and didn’t get a proper education, so we need help to get experience and skills before we find jobs.

    — Anonymous

  • The programme helped me grow in confidence and the tutor supported me to become more employable - without that support I wouldn't have got my new job.

    — Hasan (Aged 21)

Situation

Youth unemployment is the issue this programme addresses. Birmingham has the highest rate of youth unemployment amongst core cities in the UK (10.5%) - over double the UK average (4.2%), and 41% of its population has not achieved the government's target of 5 A* - C GCSEs. Being NEET once makes you eight times more likely to be NEET again, and young people then face the lasting impacts of unemployment - low self-esteem, mental health issues, crime and ASB and lifetime wage scarring.

Solution

Our 'NEET' programme - an employability and personal development programme for 16 - 25 years olds who are NEET, develops their employability and key life skills - providing them with the support they need to move into sustained employment, education or training. Covering 12-months, with an initial intensive group-based 5-week programme, activities include structured sport sessions, accredited qualifications (up to QCF Level 2), employability workshops, mock interviews and 1-2-1 mentoring support