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Explore Leadership Project

This project supports young people to develop leadership[ and project management skills that they can use to recruit and lead a team of their peers in addressing local issues and supporting local community groups.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1068467)

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Situation

Many young people, and especially those from more deprived communities, struggle to demonstrate to future employers of further education providers that they have the relevant skills, experience, self-confidence and motivation to gain employment or continue in education. If they are unable to successfully make the transition to employment or education, they face the prospect of becoming dependent upon state benefits, further entrenching their lack of confidence, aspiration and motivation.

Solution

Our project provides young people with a powerful and often life changing experience in which they are supported, during a residential event, to develop leadership and project management skills through engaging and fun activities and challenges. They use

  • I was on a downward spiral, hanging out with the wrong people. I met some guys at Focus who said “volunteering can change your life”… it actually has.

    — Matt

  • I was on a downward spiral, hanging out with the wrong people. I met some guys at Focus who said “volunteering can change your life”… it actually has.

    — Matt