Inspiring Young Lives

We will engage young people aged 13-18, who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET, in a combination of inspiring learning activities and one-to-one support, and equip them with the skills, confidence and motivation they need to turn their lives around.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




The UK is the world’s 6th largest economy, but a significant proportion of young people do not have a stake in this affluence. A higher proportion of young people in the UK grow up in workless households and are NEET, than in almost any other EU country. Research shows that these young people have poorer life chances than their peers and that there are links between being NEET and other social problems such as teenage pregnancy, crime and antisocial behaviour, and drug and alcohol use.


Many of these young people are likely to be stuck in a cycle of homelessness, offending, drug and alcohol misuse, truancy and many other challenges; they are not finding what they need to break this cycle in their life. In this project we will focus on improving their personal and social skills through group learning activities combined with one to one mentoring support, which help them to realise their potential. They will gain confidence and the skills to take control of their future.